March 25, 2016

Michelle Russo ’87: Overcoming barriers and achieving balance

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2015, students worked in groups each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

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March 18, 2016

Rick Caruso: Focusing on the experience

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2015, students worked in groups each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

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March 10, 2016

Gabe Kennedy ’13: Charting a professional course to happiness

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2015, students worked in groups each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

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March 3, 2016

John Meadow ’02: Success through balance

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2015, students worked in groups each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

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March 1, 2016

John Ceriale: The power of hard work and tireless self-improvement

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2015, students worked in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

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January 15, 2015

Harry Macklowe: Embracing the journey as part of the destination

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2014, students worked in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

This week’s student authors are Armaan Kapoor ’15 and Jake Michaels ’15.

Meeting with Mr. Harry Macklowe last week was an absolute pleasure. Mr. Macklowe is an extremely intelligent, shrewd businessman, and we were fortunate enough to have hosted him. He is very passionate about his projects and career within the real estate industry, and told us a great deal about his career progression. Furthermore, Mr. Macklowe is dedicated to helping students, and offered us a great deal of advice for the future. He spent a significant amount of time with each student with whom he interacted, to understand the experiences, interests, and plans for the future of each, and so he could offer valuable, unique feedback; this is something none of us had experienced before, and it was truly appreciated.

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January 8, 2015

Ronald T. Harrison: An accomplished industry veteran pays it forward

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2014, students worked in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blogged here about the experience.

This week’s student authors are Benjamin Hearns ’16 and Taylor Meadows ’16.

This past week, we had the pleasure of meeting and engaging with a true hospitality industry leader: Mr. Ronald Harrison. As the global officer for Marriott’s Global Design Division, the 32-year veteran of Marriott International is responsible for overseeing the company’s design initiatives worldwide.

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December 17, 2014

J. Allen Smith, A&S ’80, MPS ’86: Ithaca native, Cornell alum, and CEO of a global brand

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2014, students work in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

This week’s student authors are Tara Lobo ’15 and Rommia White ’15.

This year, the School of Hotel Administration had the honor and privilege of welcoming Mr. Allen Smith, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. As a leader of one of the foremost luxury hotel brands in the world, Mr. Smith shared his insight on the future of the company, and his own experiences taking on his position as president and CEO of the unsurpassed Four Seasons brand.

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December 10, 2014

Rob Rush ’77: The power of partnerships, and of the SHA network and degree

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2014, students work in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

This week’s student authors are Adrienne Murphy ’15 and Jacob Schaffer ’16.

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series brought another fascinating and inspiring alumnus back to campus the week of November 7: Mr. Rob Rush ’77, founder and CEO of LRA Worldwide.

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December 3, 2014

Harris Rosen ’61: A leader of industry and community

The Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series (DDLS) brings prominent industry professionals to speak at SHA most Fridays during the fall semester. For 2014, students work in pairs each week to research, meet, and profile featured speakers, and then guest-blog here about the experience.

This week’s student authors are Jay Lindseth ’15 and Taylor Meadows ’16.

After spending time with Mr. Harris Rosen ’61 recently, we learned that he brought more than just industry expertise to the stage as a DDLS speaker; his community service efforts distinguish him among industry leaders.

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