Cornell MMH Reception

18th annual Cornell MMH Reception

November 10, 2019
Todd English Food Hall
The Plaza Hotel
5:00-7:00 p.m.
New York, New York

The Cornell MMH Reception is held annually during HX: The Hotel Experience – Rooms to Restaurants as a networking event for MMH alumni, current students, and industry leaders.

The highlight of the reception is the presentation of the MMH Outstanding Alumnus of the Year Award, presented by the School of Hotel Administration (SHA) and the Office of Alumni Affairs and Development. The award recognizes an MMH, MS, or MPS alumna/alumnus who has demonstrated exceptional career progression and continued service to the School of Hotel Administration and its students.

Pablo2018 MMH Outstanding Alumnus of the Year: Pablo Azcárraga MPS ’85

Pablo Azcárraga ’85 is the chairman of Posadas board of directors and continues to be one of Latin America’s most respected industry leaders. Azcárraga will receive the award at the annual Cornell MMH Reception on Sunday, November 11, in New York City.

Thank you to our 2018 event sponsor:




To learn more about how you or your business can support this event, please contact Jennifer Mayo ’13 (CALS), director of external relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, at or 607.255.3101.

Past Award Recipients

Elizabeth Blau, MS '97

Elizabeth Blau, MS '97

2017 Recipient
Chiaki Tanuma, MPS '80

Chiaki Tanuma, MPS '80

2015 Recipient

Mark Woodworth, MPS '78

2014 Recipient
D. J. Rama, MMH '96

D. J. Rama, MMH '96

2013 Recipient

Toni Knorr, MPS '77

2012 Recipient
Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

2011 Recipient
Brian Ferguson, MPS '95

Brian Ferguson, MPS '95

2010 Recipient

Timothy Dick, MPS '88

2009 Recipient