Advisory Board


Scott Berman

Scott Berman '84

Principal

Real Estate Business Advisory Services
Industry Leader, Hospitality & Leisure
PwC

Chuck Floyd

Chuck Floyd, P '15 and '18

Global President of Operations
RJ Friedlander

RJ Friedlander

Founder and CEO
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Eliot Hamlisch

Senior Vice President, Loyalty & Partnerships
Tim Hentschel

Tim Hentschel

Chief Executive Officer
Steve Hood

Steve Hood

Senior Vice President of Research

STR

Taimur Khan

Taimur Khan MENG, '93

Vice President

GM Travel, Transportation, Hospitality Solutions Team
Salesforce

Balaji Krishnamurthy

Balaji Krishnamurthy

Chief Executive Officer
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Christopher Kronenthal

President and Chief Technology Officer
Mark Lomanno

Mark Lomanno

Center for Hospitality Research Advisory Board Chair, Partner & Senior Advisor for Kalibri Labs

Mark Lomanno is a Partner and Senior Advisor for Kalibri Labs, a hospitality data analytics company that focuses on helping hotels improve profit contribution by evaluating performance based on revenue net of customer acquisition costs. In addition, he advises several start-up and investment companies in the hospitality and data space, including Duetto Research, Aspire Marketing, Venturism and FireLight Camps, where he also sits on the Board of Directors. In that role he takes an active role in helping to shape the respective company’s strategic direction, creating and enhancing new research solutions and building relationships with hospitality brands, owners and operators.

Mark is the former President and CEO of Smith Travel Research (STR). Under his fifteen years of leadership, the company grew from a US firm to the most respected name in global hotel benchmarking. While at STR, Mark co-authored the 2012 Distribution Channel Analysis: A Guide for Hotels with Cindy Estis Green.

Mark serves on the advisory board of the Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University and University of Delaware’s school of Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional management, is an active member in the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and is a named Conti Professor at Pennsylvania State University. Mark also serves on the advisory board of The School of Tourism & Hospitality Management at Temple University, where he teaches a graduate level course “New Media and Distribution.” Mark holds a MS in Marketing from LaSalle University and an MBA from Temple University.

Mark is an avid runner and Philadelphia Eagles fan. Mark’s favorite quote: “Well done is always more important than well said” – unknown

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David Mei '94

Vice President, Owner and Franchise Services, The Americas

IHG

Dan O'Sullivan

Dan O'Sullivan

Vice President of Sales, EMEA
Abhijit Pal

Abhijit Pal '02

Head of Research & Strategic Initiatives, Global Partner Group
Michael Partridge '92

Michael Partridge '92

Vice President of Sales and Revenue Analysis
Dilip Petigara

Dilip Petigara

Chief Executive Officer
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Jess Petitt '05

Vice President, Analytics
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Scott Taber '85

Senior Vice President, Rooms
Adam Weissenberg

Adam Weissenberg '85

Global Travel, Hospitality and Leisure Leader
and National Managing Partner, Clients & Industries
Deloitte & Touche USA

Rick Werber

Rick Werber RPA, FMA '82

Senior Vice President, Engineering and Sustainability