SHA honors hospitality industry leaders

2015 Cornell Icon of the Industry, Barry S. Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group; 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator, Damian J. Mogavero, CEO and founder of Avero, Inc.

The 2015 Cornell Icon of the Industry, Barry S. Sternlicht, chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group; and the 2015 Cornell Hospitality Innovator, Damian J. Mogavero, CEO and founder of Avero, Inc.

At the seventh annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator Awards gala June 2 in New York City, 700 people saluted Barry S. Sternlicht and Damian J. Mogavero. The awards, given by the School of Hotel Administration (SHA), recognize leaders in the hospitality industry.

"The Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards is a celebration of leaders in hospitality, business and philanthropy, and—equally as important—it is a fundraiser for SHA scholarships. This year we had the opportunity to honor two visionaries while raising support for future generations of industry pioneers," said Michael D. Johnson, Bradley H. Stone Dean and E. M. Statler Professor at SHA.

Read the Cornell Chronicle article.

More Spotlights

HR in Hospitality

SHA and ILR students network with the movers and shakers in hospitality

Every year, Professors David Sherwyn and Richard Hurd select a group of students from their co-taught Labor Relations in the Hospitality Industry class (HADM 4810/ILRLR 4060) to attend the HR in Hospitality Conference and Expo, now in its tenth year...

Read more »
GMP

Experience the General Managers Program at Cornell's School of Hotel Administration

Get a glimpse of the General Manager's Program (GMP) from the eyes of your participant peers and renowned Cornell faculty.

Read more »

2017 Faculty and Student Awards Ceremony

2017 Faculty and Student Awards Celebration

Read more »
Wine Barrels

Statler Hotel's Taverna Banfi donates to earthquake relief effort

Statler Hotel's Taverna Banfi donates to earthquake relief effort

Read more »
Server carrying plates at a fine-dining restaurant

Why your upscale restaurant server still takes your order by hand, even though technology abounds

There's one type of establishment where it's unlikely your order will be taken by a device: fine dining restaurants.

Read more »
Nathalie Corredor

Featured Advisory Board Member: Nathalie Corredor

Nathalie Corredor is senior vice president of strategy for Hilton Worldwide...

Read more »