Rod is pictured here with his daughter, Rory, and their dog, Parker.

Rod Clough ‘94, President – Americas for HVS, shares with us what it means to him to be a Hotelie for Life®.

“Reflecting on my years at the Cornell Hotel School, I now realize what a truly extraordinary learning environment it was. Cornell is a community unlike any other that fosters experiences to develop leaders and caretakers of the world’s hospitality industry. Cornell starts a fire within each… of us, that inspires us to never stop a journey of learning and propels us every day to rise to a level of excellence.

Collaboration and the importance working together to get things done is another top-of-mind Hotelie experience. Not to mention the gentle push that our instructors, administrators, and Statler leaders gave us to keep us on our toes and to keep us continually seeking to achieve more. We learned that we can do great things if we work hard enough, and we can reach these heights by joining hands with our classmates.

I am proud to call myself a Hotelie and the lessons I learned while at Cornell, and the staff that inspired me to start my journey of learning and excellence, stay with me to this day.”