CHS General Membership Meeting 3/18/16 at HEC

A replay of the meeting, including the panel discussion with three SHA faculty representatives on the College of Business Faculty Governance Committee, can be found using the following link

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Alumni from around the world attended the CHS annual meeting during the 2014 International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show in New York City last November.

Held at the New York Hilton Midtown, attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast, a State of the School address from Dean Michael Johnson, and an alumni panel of food and beverage entrepreneurs facilitated by Professor Ben Lawrence ’97. Guest panelists included Peter Karpinski ‘99, Co-Founder, Sage Restaurant Group; Jon Meadow ’02, Founder, LDV Hospitality; Sabato Sagaria ’97, Chief Restaurant Officer, Union Square Hospitality Group; and, Susan Sarich ’91, Founder, SusieCakes.

Each alumnus exemplified different perspectives of the industry and the challenges they have faced throughout their career. One of themes that emerged was to not be afraid of, and to learn from failure. The panelists further acknowledged their respective successes on the educational foundation they garnered from the School of Adminstration, which provided them the confidence to pursue their passions; and the strength of the alumni network, which supported them in unexpected ways.


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