Distinguished Lecture Series


SHA enriches your knowledge of today’s fast-changing hospitality industry by sponsoring 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 2018 Scheduled Speakers:

Monday, January 22: Dan Donahue, President, Saunders Hotel Group

Monday, January 29: Dr. Upneja opens the semester

Monday, February 5: Tom Engel, President, TR Engel Group LLC

Monday, February 12: Jeff Carcara, CEO, Barteca Restaurant Group

Tuesday, February 20: Alana Frey, WS Development & Allie Wiainer, Sid Wainer & Son

Monday, February 26: Mirelle S. Cottle, VP Talent Management, Americas Marriott

Monday, March 12: Jeff Selden (SHA ’91), co-owner, Marcia Catering

Monday, March 19: Jan D. Goessing, Executive VP & Operations Director (The Americas), Mandarin Oriental

Monday, March 26: Carlos Flores, CEO, Sonesta Hotels

Monday, April 2: Len Wolman, Chairman & CEO, Waterford Hospitality Group

Monday, April 9: PV Murthy, Global VP Human Development, Indian Hotel Company

Monday, April 23: Julie Scott, President, Colwen Hotels

Monday, April 18: Dana Waud (SHA ’07), VP, HVS Consulting

Monday, April 30: Dr. Upneja closes the semester


Previous Distinguished Speaker Series Speakers