HEC 86

Global Hospitality: The Core of International Business

HEC 86 Board

HEC 86 focused on the hospitality industry as a focal point for concepts of globalization to take root. Within the evolving global marketplace, hospitality plays a critical role in how ideas are transferred, economies are shared, and cultures are reinvented. During the weekend, the program explored how hospitality companies need to consider the implications of the global context in which they operate.

HEC 86 Board of Directors

  • Willis Cheng ’11
    Managing director
  • Adam Dennett ’11
    Operations director
  • Alix Morris ’11
    Communications director
  • Annie Marlow ’11
    Rooms director
  • Casey Francis ’11
    Procurement director
  • Christine Seliga ’11
    Guest services director
  • Diana Delli Santi ’11
    Food and beverage director
  • Hannah Greenberg ’11
    Program director
  • Harryette Kim ’12
    Human resources director
  • Javier Rodriguez ’12
    Marketing director
  • Katie Tomechko ’11
    Business affairs director
  • Lauren Gretzula ’11
    Design director
  • Lindsey Brous ’12
    Executive chef
  • Morgan May ’11
    Food and beverage service director

The Program

Leading a Global Conversation

Speaker: Edwin Fuller, managing director and president, Marriott Lodging International

Exploring Emerging Markets

Speakers: Larry Hall ’81, president and CEO, PAR-Springer Miller Systems, Inc.; Konstanze Auernheimer, director of marketing and research, STR Global; Scott Berman ’84, principal and hospitality industry leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers; David Pavelko, head of travel, Google; Suzanne Boda, senior vice president, Airport Customer Service, International and Cargo, US Airways

International Table Matters

Speaker: Patricia Harris, chief diversity officer, McDonald’s Corporation

Toasts and Tastings

Speakers: Adam Gold ’99, manager of purchasing, Empire Merchants; Oskar Brynke, estate manager, Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard; Virginia Mariani-Kitt ’82, director of hospitality, Banfi Vintners

Tea Time Around the World

Hosts: John Harney ’56, founder and president, Harney & Sons Teas; Michael Harney ’77, vice president, Harney & Sons Teas

The Hotelies Go Global

Speaker: Dean Michael D. Johnson, School of Hotel Administration

Building Brands Across Borders

Speakers: Gerald Lawless, chairman, Jumeirah; Nancy Johnson, executive vice president and chief development officer, Carlson Hotels Worldwide; Steve Haggerty ’90, global head of real estate and development, Hyatt; Kevin Jacobs ’94, senior vice president of corporate strategy, treasurer, Hilton Worldwide

Living Globally, Serving Locally

Speaker: Ben Justus ’08, founder, EGBOK Mission

Secrets of a Restaurant Chef

Demonstrators: Drew Nieporent ’77, owner, Myriad Restaurant Group; Stephen Lewandowski, executive chef, Tribeca Grill