Kevin Jacobs ‘94, EVP & Chief Financial Officer for Hilton Worldwide, shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®

“To me, being a Hotelie for Life means you have the privilege of being part of the amazing community of the Cornell Hotel School. The connections I’ve made and relationships I’ve formed through the SHA network have been incredibly fulfilling for me both professionally and personally, both in terms of the benefits I’ve received (not the least of which is the fact that I met my future wife there!) and the opportunities I’ve had to give back.

Engagement with the SHA and CHS provides many opportunities to support the community, whether that support is through contributing your time on campus or through mentorship, hiring Hotelies or helping them get hired, or simply forming new friendships through the network, and that support only makes the network stronger. It’s a symbiotic relationship that lasts a lifetime – thus Hotelies for Life!”

Kevin is pictured with his wife, Amanda, and twin daughters, Cate and Sam, at their summer vacation home of Nantucket. The additional photo is with some of the 100 Hotelies and guests who attended the 2017 CHS holiday party at their home in Bethesda, Maryland.