The CHS Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter welcomes you! We are excited to have so many major hospitality headquarters and organizations in the DC area and with them a significant population of Hotelies!

Our local chapter provides many opportunities that support this mission, as well as great opportunities to get out and have fun. We have hosted numerous events in the Greater DC and Baltimore areas and will continue to do so throughout the year. We are inspired to create enriching experiences for others, celebrating what it means to be a Hotelie for life.

We encourage established and new Hotel School alumni to become active in the DC/Baltimore Chapter. There are many opportunities to join the momentum through planning events, participating in social networking, scholarship fundraising and community service.

If you have any questions or are interested in getting involved, email us at or visit us on Facebook.

Matt Carrier, ’11,  Chapter President

About the Chapter

President – Austin Segal, BS ’14
Vice President – Talia Bronfin, BS ’14
Treasurer – Alec Sherman, BS ’14
Social Events – Kelly McDarby, BS ’16
Educational Events – Carolina De Paoli, BS ’17
Communications – Emma Ackermann, BS ’18
Secretary – Lindsay Schattenstein, BS ’09
F&B Rep – Hollis Silverman, BS ’00
Hotel Ops Rep – Ben Hur, BS ’03
RE Rep – Katie Minnock, BS ’14
Tech Rep – Jamie Murdoch, BS ’97
Legal Rep – Eunju Park, BS ’11
Design Rep – Erica Killam, BS ’08
2010-2018 Rep – Leigh Heidelberger, BS ’16
1990-2009 Rep – Amy King, BS ’96
1989 Earlier Rep – Bob Gilbert, BS ’82
MMH Rep – Becca Vredeveld, MMH ’12
General Member – John Jacobson, BS ’05
General Member – Macarena Moreno, BS ’16
General Member – Meredith Jonker, BS ’17
President Emeritus – Matt Carrier, BS ’11
President Emeritus – Anna Chung, BS ’03
President Emeritus- Keith Norof, MMH ’08
General Member – Brooke Pinto, BS ’14

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Event Recaps

CHS DC Young Alumni Panel

On Friday, January 10th, 2020, the CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter hosted a young alumni panel at The Kimpton George Hotel

CHS DC/Baltimore Chapter Entertains SHA Faculty

On Monday, January 6, 2020, the CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter hosted their 2020 New Year’s Party with Special Guests Dean Walsh and SHA Faculty.

Annual CHS DC Bisnow Reception

On October 29th, 2019, the CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter, for the 8th year in a row, hosted a reception in conjunction with the Bisnow Lodging Investment Summit.

DC Area Hotelies Run 5K

DC area Hotelies ran in charity 5K race sponsored by Four Seasons.

DC Chapter Welcomes Recent Grads

On August 8th, 2019, CHS Washington DC welcomed the Class of 2019 Hotelies to the area.

CHS DC/Baltimore Summer 2019 Pool Party

Hotelies and guests gathered at the home of Dave Pollin ’90 for a family-friendly pool party on Sunday, July 28th.

CHS DC/Baltimore – 2019 Annual Hospitality Forum

The Cornell Hotel Society (CHS), Washington, DC/Baltimore Chapter held it’s 10th Annual Hospitality Forum on May 7th, 2019 at The Madison Hotel Washington DC.

CHS Visits Local DC Distillery

On March 23, 2019, the DC/Baltimore chapter toured New Columbia Distillers in Washington, DC.

The Deans Visit DC

On Wednesday, February 27, 2019 S.C. Johnson College of Business Dean Kevin Hallock and SHA Dean Kate Walsh spoke to alumni in Washington D.C.

CHS DC/Baltimore Mexican Happy Hour

On Monday, December 17, 2019 the CHS DC/Baltimore chapter hosted a happy hour at Rosa Mexicano in DC.

2018 CHS Washington DC/Baltimore Annual Industry Forum

On October 1, 2018 the DC/Baltimore chapter held its annual Industry Forum.

CHS Reception at DC BISNOW BLIS Conference

CHS Washington DC/Baltimore chapter hosted our annual reception for the BISNOW BLIS East conference on Monday evening, October 23, 2018.

DC/Baltimore Chapter Enjoys The Summer

In early August 2018 members of the DC/Baltimore Chapter gathered for a picnic to enjoy the summer weather.

DC/Baltimore Tastes The Coffee

On Saturday July 21, 2018, Hotelies gathered at Mayorga Organics for a factory tour and coffee tasting.

DC/Baltimore Chapter Raises Funds For Scholarship

At reunion on June 8th, Erica Killam ’08 from the CHS Washington DC/Baltimore chapter presented an $8,000 check towards the chapter’s endowed scholarship fund.

CHS Washington DC / Baltimore Celebrates CHS at 90

On May 12, 2018, the Cornell Hotel Society of Washington DC/Baltimore gathered with 40 members to celebrate the 90th anniversary of CHS.

CHS Washington DC / Baltimore Celebrates The Spring

In April the Washington DC/Baltimore chapter gathered for their first event of the year at Franklin Hall on 14th street in an up and coming part of Washington DC.

Baltimore and D.C. Hotelies Celebrate the Holidays

On December 16, 2017, over 100 D.C. and Baltimore area alumni gathered at the home of Kevin and Amanda Jacobs for the chapter’s annual holiday party.

14th Annual Phyllis and Bill Eaton ’61 Cornell Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast

457 Cornellians and their family members attended the 14th  annual Phyllis and Bill Eaton ’61 Mid-Atlantic Crab Feast.

2017 Hotel Industry Annual Forum

The Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter held their annual Hotel Industry Forum, themed “The Evolution of Hotel Brands.”