Cornell faculty among top HR leaders to present at HR in Hospitality

Mar 05, 2014

Contact: Rennette Fortune, LRP Publications, 561.622.6520,

National HR in Hospitality Conference, the only human resources conference specifically for hospitality professionals, announced that Cornell School of Hotel Administration faculty members David Sherwyn, the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources and academic director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, and J. Bruce Tracey, professor of human resources management, as well as Harry Katz, the Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and Jack Sheinkman Professor at the Cornell ILR School, will be presenting actionable tips, cutting-edge ideas, and viable solutions and guidelines for navigating the industry's changing landscape during the event's April 29 plenaries.

At the HR in Hospitality Conference, Tracey will present the first plenary of the day with HR TipsNTrends alongside HR leaders from various hospitality organizations, including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts, HCpartners, and Loews Corporation. The panel will give attendees best practices and expert guidance on key HR strategies and processes in employee engagement, metrics, employment branding, and more.

Sherwyn will participate later that morning in 50 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes. Moderated by Dean Katz, the fast-paced session will provide practical and legal direction on key issues in employment and labor law. Sharing the stage with leading hospitality attorneys, Sherwyn will deliver new, concise tips that HR professionals need to know regarding wage and hour compliance, social media, arbitration's class action waiver, and more.

"HR professionals will benefit from hearing the viewpoints of Cornell's distinguished faculty because of their numerous years of industry experience," said Ed Chase, vice president of LRP Publications, organizers of HR in Hospitality Conference. "Plus, they'll have the opportunity to ask the presenters their questions and share their own insights on hot hospitality topics."

Registration is open for the two-and-a-half day National HR in Hospitality Conference, being held April 28 - 30, 2014 at ARIA Resort & Casino, Las Vegas. Professionals are encouraged to register now to save $350.00 off the standard rate at or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227.

About National HR in Hospitality Conference & Expo
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 Cornell School of Hotel Administration, the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations, and the Cornell ILR School. HR in Hospitality conference program is consistently designed to address the unique challenges human resource management in the hospitality industry face by providing targeted guidance, HR recertification and networking opportunities. For more information or to register, please visit or call toll-free 1-800-727-1227. Join the HR in Hospitality discussion on twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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About the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
The Cornell University School of Hotel Administration is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research and industry advancement. 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