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.

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