Mark Rafuse, a long-time executive at Noble Investment Group, died from cardiac arrest last week.
Rafuse, who joined Noble in 1999, had served multiple leadership roles with AA-owned organization. His most recent role was as the company’s chief administrative officer.
The company described Rafuse as a highly respected leader and a strong advocate for the organization’s strategic growth.
“We are heartbroken by Mark’s sudden passing,” Noble’s CEO Mith Shah said. “Mark was a dear friend and partner and a dedicated steward of our Noble organization. He believed in our team and our mission and was unwavering in his commitment to our endeavors. I was honored to work alongside him for more than twenty years and we are going to profoundly miss his friendship. Our hearts remain with Mark’s wife, children, and his loving family.”
Noble Investment Group acquired the New Haven Hotel at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, earlier this month.