Distinguished Lecture Series

There’s still another way SHA enriches your knowledge of today’s fast-changing hospitality industry: we sponsor one of the best professional lecture series anywhere. Throughout the school year, you’ll have the rare opportunity to hear and engage with top-level experts, officers, and entrepreneurs across the industry spectrum—people who actually run some of the world’s most successful hospitality corporations.

Spring 2017 Scheduled Speakers:

  • Robert Vail (’85), Director, Head of Brand Execution & Activation, Boston Beer Co.
  • John Mitchell (SHA ’89), VP of Operations, COLWEN Hotels
  • Pat Moscaritolo, President and CEO, Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Center
  • Brian Lang, President, Boston’s Local 26
  • Ian Carter, President Global Operations & Development, Hilton Worldwide
  • Steve DiFillipo, Chef/CEO, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
  • Javier Rosenberg (SHA ’94), Chief Operation Officer, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and Executive Vice President, Owned & Managed Hotels, Americas
  • Jim Holthouser, EVP Global Brands, Marketing, and Loyalty, Hilton Worldwide
  • Kurt Bohlsen (’94), Owner, Bohlsen Restaurant Group
  • Joseph Khairallah, President & COO, Marcus Hotels & Resorts
  • Bill DeForrest, President and CEO, Spire Hospitality

See photos from the Spring 2017 Dean’s Lecture Series.