Nathaniel George Booker

Nathaniel George Booker

Mayor of Maywood, IL

Nathaniel is a 3rd generation Village of Maywood homeowner, with his family being residents of Maywood since 1961. He currently serves as Founder & Chief Engagement Officer of Astute Culture Consulting an Organizational & Leadership Development enterprise. He has served in Executive Hotel Operations and Human Resources for Marriott International and InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG). After serving in the hospitality industry for 15 years he rose to Area Director in Training & Performance Improvement for IHG overseeing the brands InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, and EVEN Hotels corporate properties. While with IHG, Booker was an essential piece in the opening of the first 4 corporate EVEN Hotel properties where he collaborated to establish brand policies and training practices.

Nathanniel's career ambitions have had him serve in Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and New York. Booker’s education includes Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Tennessee State University (Psychology), American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) (Certified Hospitality Trainer), Franklin Covey (Ultimate Competitive Advantage Certified Facilitator), Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (Illinois Economic Development Certified) and much more.