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CHS Georgia Hosts Hunter Conference Reception

On Tuesday, March 22, 2023, the CHS Georgia Chapter hosted its Annual Hunter Hotel Conference Reception at Max Lager’s Wood-Fired Grill & Brewery. Our host for the event was Alan LeBlanc ’84. Approximately 35 Hotelies from across the country, and their guests, enjoyed fine food and beverages while networking and catching up.  Thanks to Sam Woodworth MMH ‘16 and Jonathan Webster MMH ’21 for arranging the event.

Georgia Chapter Goes Bold

On July 19, 2022, Atlanta area Hotelies gathered for craft beers, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.  It was the first in-person chapter event since the 2019 holiday party.  Over 30 Hotelies ranging from current students through the class of 1976 attended the event at Bold Monk Brewing Company.

New president Lindsay McCall ’12 welcomed the group and encouraged them to participate in CHS Georgia chapter events throughout this 100th anniversary year.  She was followed by Alan LeBlanc ’84, the owner of Bold Monk and host for the event.  Alan shared his career story and provided some sound business guidance for the many young alumni in attendance.



Georgia Lodging Outlook 2021

On Thursday, September 9, 2021 the Georgia Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society collaborated with the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association to host the annual Georgia Lodging Outlook breakfast seminar.  A crowd of 200 area hotel industry professionals were in attendance.  This year’s event was held at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta.

Jim Sprouse, President of the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association, and CHS Georgia chapter Vice President Bhav Vivek ’11 provided welcome remarks.  American Hotel & Lodging Association President and CEO Chip Rogers followed with an executive summary of the work AHLA is doing to secure federal aid for the lodging industry to assist recovery.

The first educational panel was entitled “Employment Trends and Strategies for Success.”  Sharing their expertise were Del Ross, Chief Revenue Officer for Hotel Effectiveness, Pete Sams, Chief Operating Officer of Davidson Hotels & Resorts, and Brandon Turner, president of Global Hotels.

Following the labor panel, local area experts presented their outlook for 2022:

  • Bram Gallagher Ph.D. – Sr. Economist, CBRE Hotels
  • Mark Vaughan, EVP and Chief Sales Officer for the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Tim Dick ’88 – Executive Vice President Hotel Advisory & Asset Management, CBRE Hotels

Mark Woodworth ’77, Principal – R.M. Woodworth & Associates, served as moderator for the entire program.  Thanks to eCornell who donated two certificates for $1,560 worth of online courses to raffle off for lucky attendees.