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 than 12,000 guest rooms located across the United States.
Navin has a longstanding passion for and history of supporting education, having established the Dimond Fellows Program and the Rita and Navin Dimond Hotel Management Program at Metropolitan State University (MSU) Denver in 2014. He also funded the endowment for the Hospitality & Tourism Management School at West Virginia University and is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) at Cornell University.
Navin serves in an advisory role for a variety of organizations. He proudly serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) and is on the foundation board for MSU Denver. He is also a board member of the Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau (VISIT DENVER) and the Denver branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Washington State University, and an MBA in real estate and construction management from the University of Denver.
Navin and his wife, Rita, have two daughters, both of whom earned bachelor’s degrees in hotel administration with minors in real estate from SHA (Ashley ’14, Sonja ’19).