Cornell Hospitality Icon & Innovator Awards
12th Annual Cornell Hospitality Icon and Innovator awards
June 8, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
The School of Hotel Administration has selected Randy Smith, co-founder and former chairman of STR, to receive the 2021 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award.
Join us for a virtual award ceremony as we honor a visionary leader in the global hospitality and travel industry while raising funds to support student scholarships.
The ceremony will include remarks by Dean Kate Walsh and a fireside chat with Randy moderated by Linda Canina, the Georges C. and Marian St. Laurent Professor in Applied Business Management, academic co-director of the Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (PIHE), and academic director of the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). We will also honor the 2021 Business Plan Competition Winners.
The evening will conclude with breakout sessions where you can hear from past Business Plan Competition contestants and learn more about the different companies, their professional journeys, and have the opportunity to ask questions.