2020 – 2021 Speakers


Speaker: Kate Walsh, Ph.D.,Dean and E.M. Statler Professor

Kate Walsh is Dean of the School of Hotel Administration and E. M. Statler Professor. A professor of management, Dr. Walsh has been a member of the School’s faculty since […]

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Speaker: Michelle Woodley '89, President

Michelle Woodley is President of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. In this role, she oversees multiple departments across the company including sales, marketing, IT, revenue management, and customer relations. She also […]

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Speaker: Chip Wade, President

As President of Union Square Hospitality Group, Chip is responsible for further enhancing and evolving the company’s culture, driving an even greater experience for guests, and bolstering the profitability of […]

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Speaker: Evan Frazier '92, President & CEO

Evan Frazier is the president and CEO of The Advanced Leadership Institute, an organization aimed at cultivating African American executive leadership to strengthen companies, institutions, and communities across America. In […]


Speaker: Navin Dimond, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

Navin Dimond is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Stonebridge Companies, a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer with a diverse portfolio of 64 hotels and more […]

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Speaker: Andrew Tisch '71, Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee

Andrew H. Tisch is Co-Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee of Loews Corporation. He holds a B.S. degree from Cornell University (1971) and an M.B.A. from […]

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Speaker: Melialani James '00, Co-Founder & President

Meli James is a cofounder at Mana Up, a Hawai’i-based initiative designed to build the state’s next generation of CEOs in the retail and food product industry. Mana Up hosts […]

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Speaker: Aradhana Khowala, Chief Executive Officer & Founder

Aradhana Khowala is globally identified as an authority on the travel, tourism and hospitality industries and has two decades of experience across 70+ countries in four continents. She is currently […]

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Speaker: Kevin Warren, Commissioner

Kevin Warren serves as the sixth Commissioner of the Big Ten Conference and the first African American Commissioner to lead an Autonomy Five conference. After being named Commissioner on June, […]

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Speaker: Tammy Jones '87, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Jones has more than 20 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Over her entire career, Ms. Jones has invested in and loaned CRE assets on behalf […]

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Speaker: Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer

Sonia Cheng is the Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group, leading a team of seasoned industry professionals to spearhead the Group’s regional and international expansion. The company comprises of […]

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Speaker: Michael Dang MMH '07, Chairman & Founder

Michael is Chairman of Anpha Holdings and Founder of M.I.K Corporation – two leading luxury product trading, real estate development and consultancy firms in Vietnam. The companies & affiliates successfully […]