The Warburton committee is deeply saddened to share that we have lost one of our leaders, Ralph Scatena, who died suddenly on July 4, 2022. Ralph joined our committee in 2014 when he was the General Manager of JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort, the host hotel for our events. Ralph brought a fresh perspective to our events and elevated the service, as his team had the ultimate respect for him. When Ralph was promoted and transferred to another property, he remained committed to our events and stayed involved, traveling back for our annual Warburton week.

Ralph’s impressive 40 year career with Marriott meant he was highly influential and recognized in his work, but he will be remembered as an incredibly kind man who valued commitment to quality and led with a heart for hospitality.

His presence will be greatly missed, but his impact will remain a part of this committee. It was an honor to know him and work alongside him to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a cause he deeply believed in.