Gary Mendell

Founder and CEO, Shatterproof

Gary Mendell is founder and CEO of Shatterproof, an organization committed to protecting children from addiction to alcohol or other drugs and ending the stigma and suffering of those affected by this disease. He founded Shatterproof to honor his son, Brian, who lost his battle with addiction in 2011. Prior to Shatterproof, Mendell founded and was CEO of HEI Hotels & Resorts. Prior to HEI, he was president of Starwood Lodging Trust and a member of its board of trustees. Mendell is a member of the Clinton Health Matters Initiative, the Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council, and a charter member of President Obama’s Better Building Challenge.

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