Leland Pillsbury Named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2016

Leland Pillsbury

Leland Pillsbury '69

Entrepreneurship at Cornell has announced that Leland C. Pillsbury ’69 has been named Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. He was honored April 14-15 during Cornell’s annual entrepreneurship celebration conference in Ithaca.

Pillsbury was CEO, founder and chairman of Thayer Lodging Group from 1991 until its sale to Brookfield Properties in 2014. He serves as a senior adviser to Brookfield and remains active in hotel real estate transactions and travel technology. Pillsbury has played a major role in the launch of more than 15 new companies and is a founding investor in Thayer Ventures, a venture capital fund targeting hospitality and travel technology companies...read article.

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