2021 WEST FEDERATION CHRIE CONFERENCE 

February 18 - 20, 2021

“Hospitality Stronger, Together”

 

Industry Panel: The Future of Hospitality and the Hospitality of the Future

Panelist

Sean Callnin

Executive Principal, Ricca Design Studios

Panelist

Barak Hirschowitz

President, International Luxury Hotel Association

Panelist

Steve Hood

SVP, Research and Director, Smith Travel Research

Panelist

Anne Larcade

President & CEO, Sequel Hotels & Resorts, and co-founder of Women in Tourism and Hospitality.org

Panelist

Chris Romer

CEO, Vail Valley Partnership & An Expert in Destination Management

Panelist

Holly M. Weberg

Business Strategist and Luxury Resorts and Cruise Lines Expert

Moderator

Angelo Camillo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University 
 

Education Panel: Reshaping Hospitality Education

Panelist

Alison Green, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Academics and Accreditation & Associate Professor, University of West Florida

Panelist

Robert J. Harrington, Ph.D., MBA

Director and Professor, Washington State University

Panelist

John Marshall

Vice President for Student Services,
Colorado Mesa University

Panelist

Stowe Shoemaker, Ph.D.

Dean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Panelist

Kim H. Williams, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, University of North Texas

Moderator

Britt Mathwich

Associate Professor, Colorado Mesa University
 

Diversity Panel: Diversity and Inclusion in the Hospitality Industry

Panelist

Brian Bechel

Director of Human Resources, Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa, Lake Arrowhead, CA

Panelist

Kim Dunbar

Vice President of Human Resources & Risk Management, Pacific Hospitality Group, Irvine, CA

Panelist

Passion Graham

Clubhouse Manager, Desert Mountain Club, Scottsdale, AZ

Panelist

Andy Ingraham

President, Founder, & CEO, National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers, Miami, FL

Panelist

Silvano Merlo

General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott, Long Beach, CA

Moderator

Ryan Giffen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach
 

General Session 1: NAU School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Isbell Ethics Lecture

Speaker

Lee Cockerell

Former Executive Vice President of Operations (Retired and Inspired)
Walt Disney World®Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Speaker

Dan Cockerell

Former Vice-President of the Magic Kingdom
Walt Disney World, Florida

Moderator

Frederick De Micco, Ph.D.

Executive Director & Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University

Moderator

Allen Reich, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University

General Session 2: An Emerging Career Track for Hospitality School Graduates: Healthcare Hospitality

 

Panelist

Adel Eldin, MD, FACC, FACP, MBA, GGA

Board Certified Cardiologist, Founder/CEO Pronto Care and Florida Medical Tourism, Global Healthcare Leader,Entrepreneur, Speaker, Consultant

Panelist

A.J Singh, Ph.D.

Business and Tourism Research Center
Vackar College of Business and Entrepreneurship
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Panelist

Armour Forse, Ph.D.

President and CEO of DHR Health Institute for Education and Innovation

Moderator

Frederick De Micco, Ph.D.

Executive Director & Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University
 

Professional Development Session 1: Career Planning & Development

Panelist

Mary Dawson, Ed.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Donald H. Hubbs Professor, Conrad N. Hilton College, University of Houston

Panelist

Alecia Douglas, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics, & Hospitality Management, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University 

Panelist

Richard Ghiselli, Ph.D.

Professor & Head, School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Marriott Hall, Purdue University 

Panelist

Haragopal "HG" Parsa, Ph.D.

Professor, Barron Hilton Professor of Lodging Management  and Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management, Endowed Chair, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver 

Moderator

Kim Williams, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor, Robert Dedman Chair of Club Management, Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, University of North Texas 

Professional Development Session 2: Teaching Techniques 

 

Panelist

Theresa Bierer

Assistant Professor of Practice, W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University

Panelist

Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D.

Professor, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston

Panelist

Allen Reich, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University

Panelist

  Besty Stringam, Ed.D.

 Besty Stringam, Professor, School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, New Mexico State University    

Moderator

Galen Collins, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University
 

Professional Development Session 3: Research Design & Analysis

Panelist

Ki-Joon Back, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies, Eric Hilton Distinguished Chair, Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, University of Houston

Panelist

Jenny Kim, Ph.D.

Professor and Craig Schafer Fellow, School of Hospitality Business Management, Carson College of Business, Washington State University

Panelist

Marla Stafford, Ph.D.

Professor and Executive Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, William F. Harrah Distinguished Chair, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

Panelist

Karen Xie, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Betty and Fritz Knoebel Fellow, Daniels College of Business, University of Denver

Panelist

Wan Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona

Moderator

Billy Bai, Ph.D.

Professor and Associate Dean of Research, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality, University of Nevada at Las Vegas
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