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Karim Abouelnaga ’13

Karim Abouelnaga ’13, CEO of Practice Makes Perfect shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®:  “I got into the Hotel School without a single recollection of ever staying at a hotel. I remember sitting in my Intro to Hotel Operations class with Professor McCarthy pretending I knew the […]

Lindsey Cochran Fine ’05

Lindsey Cochran Fine ’05, Head of Mid Market Sales – Food Service & Hospitality and Information Technology at Amazon Business, shares with us what it means to her to be a Hotelie for Life®. “With my first official job at 15 being in a restaurant, I was destined to be a #hotelieforlife I was energized […]

In Memoriam – Arne Sorenson (Hon)

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) mourns the loss of Arne Sorenson (Hon), the late President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc.  In 2018, Mr. Sorenson was elected to be an honorary lifetime member of CHS after receiving the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration 2018 Cornell Hospitality Icon of the Industry Award. During […]

In Memoriam – Jay Treadwell ’61

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS) grieves the loss of Jay Treadwell ’61.  Jay is survived by his wife Peggy, who accompanied Jay to many CHS events around the world.  In 2008, Jay served as the Global President of CHS. In 2019, Jay shared his thoughts about being a Hotelie for Life®.   “When I graduated […]

Alec Sherman ‘14

Alec Sherman ‘14, Director of Asset Management at TBC Hotels (and President of the CHS Washington DC-Baltimore Chapter), shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®. “To me, being a #HotelieForLife has been about creating a lifelong network of friends, colleagues, and industry experts who are always there for […]

Nate Berkowitz MMH ’11

Nate Berkowitz MMH ’11, Operating Partner at Pippett Consulting, LLC, shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®: Being a Hotelie For Life means being connected to leaders across the globe who exude excellence every step of the way. Being a Hotelie means I have been supported during these […]

Alumni Trustee Elections – February 2021

In February of 2021, Cornell University alumni will have the opportunity to vote for two alumni to serve on the Board of Trustees.  This year’s nominees are: John Balen ’82 (ENG), MBA ‘86 Liv Gussing Burgess ’91 (Hotel) A’ndrea Van Schoick ’96 (CALS) Kim Wagner ’85 (CALS) To learn more about the candidates and the […]

Jada Robinson ’18

Jada Robinson ’18, People Partner (HR Business Partner) at Soho House Chicago, shares with us what it means to her to be a Hotelie for Life®: “Life is Service.” Over the course of my four years, this motto became an inside joke said lightheartedly between classmates –a response when helping a fellow Cornellian. Little did […]

Gitte Harder GMP ’11

Gitte Harder GMP ’11, Vice President at Escales International, shares with us what it means to her to be a Hotelie for Life®. “For me, being a #HotelieForLife, is about a shared vision of human relations but also a constant reminder of the importance of continuing to learn and progress. In these uncertain times for […]

Tim Lee ’17

Tim Lee ’17, an analyst at a publicly traded REIT, shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®. “To me, being a Hotelie for life means being a servant leader in everything you do. When looking at schools, I was drawn to SHA because I knew I wanted a […]