HR in Hospitality, Cornell University Give Inside Look at Current Business Climate

Feb 13, 2015

Media Contact: Rennette Fortune, 561.622.6520 ext. 8674, rfortune@lrp.com

HR in Hospitality, Cornell University Give Inside Look at Current Business Climate

Las Vegas, NV, February 12, 2015 - The HR in Hospitality Conference, in partnership with the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (SHA), the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER), and the Cornell University ILR School, will offer HR professionals a unique opportunity to witness and learn from the strategic and practical discussions that are now occurring in boardrooms across the country. The extremely popular Cornell University Executive Summit will be held March 18 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.

Panelists of the 6th Annual Cornell University Executive Summit will dissect a handful of wide-reaching and relevant HR topics that hospitality companies are facing every day. Plus, they will explore the root causes of current challenges and the opportunities they present for HR practitioners. Additionally, attendees will receive proven, viable strategies, programming, tactics, and tools to solve those issues.

"HR hospitality professionals will benefit from getting an inside look at what's happening in meeting rooms in the industry from the best minds in hospitality," said Ed Chase, vice president of LRP Publications, organizers of the HR in Hospitality Conference. "They'll also hear how the solutions and strategies discussed can be applied at their organizations."

The 6th Annual Cornell University Executive Summit will feature a panel of top HR executives and veteran employment law attorneys:

  • Mark Blankenship, EVP, HR, Jack in the Box
  • Denise Bober, director, HR, The Breakers Palm Beach
  • Debbie Brown, VP, HR, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Carolyn Clark, SVP, HR, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
  • Richard Garlick, practice leader, Global Travel & Hospitality, JD Power & Associates
  • Chris Hunsberger, EVP, HR & Administration, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
  • Robert Mellwig, SVP, Really Cool People, Destination Hotels and Resorts/Lowe Enterprises
  • Alan Momeyer, VP, HR, Loews Corporation
  • Arte Nathan, executive director, Center for Professional and Leadership Studies, Harrah College of Hospitality at UNLV
  • David Sherwyn, professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Greg Smith, VP, HR, Commune Hotels and Resorts
  • J. Bruce Tracey, professor, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration
  • Paul E. Wagner, shareholder, Stokes Roberts & Wagner
  • Nancy Yaffe, partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP

The Executive Summit is just one of 22 sessions taking place during the National HR in Hospitality Conference, March 16 - 18, 2015 at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The event also includes a two-day Expo, ample networking opportunities, and much more. View the complete 2015 program at www.hrinhospitality.com/agenda.html. Register to attend the conference at www.hrinhospitality.com/register.html.

Professionals are encouraged to register by March 2 to save $250.00 with the Early Bird rate, by visiting www.HRinHospitality.com or calling toll-free 800.727.1227.

For media inquiries, please contact Rennette Fortune at LRP Publications by phone at 561.622.6520 ext. 8674, or by email at rfortune@lrp.com.

About the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University
The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research, and industry advancement. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field. For more information, visit www.hotelschool.cornell.edu.

About the National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo
The National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo, established in 2007, is recognized as the nation's only conference for human resources, labor relations, and employment law professionals at hotels, resorts, restaurants, airlines, and all other sectors within the hospitality industry. HR in Hospitality is annually produced by Human Resource Executive® magazine and LRP Publications in partnership with the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University, the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, and the ILR School at Cornell University. The HR in Hospitality Conference program is consistently designed to address the unique challenges human resource management professionals in the hospitality industry face by providing targeted guidance, HR recertification, and networking opportunities. For more information or to register, please visit www.hrinhospitality.com or call toll-free 800.727.1227. Join the HR in Hospitality discussion on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.