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Guest Columnists @ HospitalityEducators.com

We are constantly searching for ways to add value for our membership. 
Fresh ideas and best practices are to be found in the writing done by a range of hospitality professionals, and we are excited to include their work as regular contributors to HospitalityEducators.com. 

Our goal is to share good information and create an environment in which members help members succeed in running a more profitable hotel. 
(Kathleen Hogan, MBA  CHO Publisher and Co-Founder, HospitalityEducators.com)   
Kathleen Hogan, Publisher HospitalityEducators.com

We will continue to announce additional guest columnists from around the world, who will share their expertise on recruitment, technology, Food & Beverage, training, design, marketing, asset management, hospitality & hotel law issues, spas, international trends in hospitality and more. 

Additional Guest Columnists announced @ HospitalityEducators.com HospitalityEducators.com has become the #1 website for independent hotel owners and managers, with more than 2,000  resources already available to members.  The service, which launched in July of 2010, serves both branded and independent hotel operators and has membership and readers from all six continents and more than 40 countries.

We will be continue to add guest columnists on a selective basis from around the world, who will share their expertise on hot topics, recruitment, customer service, technology, Food & Beverage, training, design, marketing, asset management and more.


http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/color%20mike%20scan.jpgMike Henning 


Mike founded the Henning Family Business Center (HFBC) in 1985 as an organizational consulting firm and seminar company focused on strategies for family owned and managed business ventures

hfbc@mikehenning.com   Based in  Decatur, IL    

Specialties: the four areas of Business, Family, Succession & Estate. 


http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/Meg%20McDonough%20pix.jpg  Meg McDonough

Meg has extensive travel experience, held prominent positions working with corporate presidents and CEOs, is a licensed real estate sales associate in Florida, and holds a Certificate in Hotel Management from the University of South Florida. She is CEO of Luxury Hospitality Consultants, LLC


 Based in Sarasota, FL    Specialties:   assessments to operations, strategic improvement, F&B


   http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/justin%20lewis%20%20015ca94.jpg  Justin G. Lewis, CHA is the Corporate Operations Manager for Timberline Hospitalities LLC, and  oversees 9 hotels in Wyoming  He is also an adjunct instructor of Hotel courses at Casper College.

jlewis@timberlinehotels.com   Based in   Casper, WY           

Specialties: Rooms only hotels, leadership             ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/bio_img2.jpeg        Dr. Bryan K. Williams, D.M.

Dr. Bryan K. Williams is a consultant, trainer, and author, as Owner, B.Williams Enterprise, LLC and Hospitality Consultant   Author of Engaging Service : 22 Ways to Become a Service Superstar

Prior to this current venture, Bryan worked with the world-renowned Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC for almost 10 years, where he was the Global Corporate Director of Training & Organizational Effectivenessv


 Based in   Washington, DC                 Specialties: Guest Service, Leadership             ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/Javier%20Tome.jpg    Javier Tomé is President and HR Solutions Director at People & Organizations for Business (POB Consulting). A Systems Engineer from Universidad Metropolitana of Venezuela, Javier alsoearned a Master's degree in Management Consulting from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

javier.tome@pobconsulting.com            Based in   Miami, FL                                                     Specialties : Leadership. F&B, Restaurants              


   http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/Farina%201.JPG Philip Farina, CPP is the Chief Executive Officer and Principal Security Consultant for The Farina Group.  Philip is  Board Certified in Security Management (CPP) & Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD).  


Based in  San Antonio, TX                       Specialties  security, safety, risk management  ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
Dr. Mark Newton  Mark Newton, Ed.D.
Program Director, Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management Program, Gwinnett Technical College    mnewton@gwinnetttech.edu       

Based in  Lawrencille, GA   

Specialties:  Hospitality Teaching, Internships, Adult Continuing Education                
Professor Sonja Holverson  SONJA HOLVERSON, MBA, HEC University of Lausanne, faculty member at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL) teaching hospitality marketing, researching, and writing, 


Based in Switzerland              Specialties: Event Management, International Business              
    ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊  Conor Kenny Conor Kenny  
Principal, Conor Kenny & Associates. Marketing Mentor at Failte Ireland. Business Mentor at Regional Enterprise Boards           

Based in   Ireland          

Specialties”  Sales & Marketing to Hotels, Hospitality, Tourism and Small Businesses                  ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
Jim Butler  Jim Butler

 Partner & Chair of Global Hospitality Group® for Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP  and is best known as the author of HotelLawBlog.com  

 jbutler@jmbm.com   Based in Los Angeles, CA            Specialties:  Hotel Law, Asset Protection


 Terence Ronson, HospitalityEducators.com Guest Columnist  Terence Ronson, ISHC

Owner - Pertlink Ltd   Based in Hong Kong CH

 terence@pertlink.net            Specialties:  Technology, Service


 Chandrashekhar Iyer, CHA, FIH(UK)   Chandrashekhar Iyer, CHA, FIH(UK)

Managing Director at Dharani Business Guidance (India) Pvt Ltd and Dharani Business Guidance FZE  U.A.E.                Based in United Arab Emirates

npciyer@hotmail.com                   Specialties:  Finance,  Operations


Andrew C.L. Lo | 罗俊礼 Andrew C.L. Lo | 罗俊礼

Research Analyst at Horwath HTL           Based in Hong Kong CH         andrewcl88@gmail.com    Specialties:  Research,  Rising Professional in Hospitality Perspectives


Adam Zembruski  Adam Zembruski

Chief Hotel Operations Officer at Pharos Hospitality,                  Based in Charlotte NC

azembruski@pharoshospitality.com                Specialties:  Hotel Operations, Management


 Chase LeBlanc Chase LeBlanc

CEO, Leadagers™ - Manager Effectiveness & Accelerated Leadership Performance Specialist for Restaurants & Retail ; Author of High Impact Hospitality.  Based in Denver, CO.


Specialties:   F&B, Restaurants, Leadership


Amy Bair    Amy D Bair

Lead Consultant at Business Process Excellence, LLC          Based in Phoenix,  AZ


Specialties:  Business Process, Technology, QA


 In 2011, we lost two Guest Columnists to illness. 

We honor them with a BEST OF series in the near future.


  neilsalerno_400Neil Salerno, CHME, CHA for the past 15 years was known as the Hotel Marketing Coach as he worked with many independent and branded hotel properties in establishing and maintaining their hotel web sites, internet marketing strategies and overall technology marketing. Neil agreed in early October 2010 to share his thoughts as a guest columnist for HospitalityEducators.com with an emphasis on revenue management, and we had a number of interesting phone conversations as I began to prepare a column featuring him. Neil became hard to reach by email or phone beginning in December and I was saddened to learn he passed away in  mid February of 2011.  John Hogan

His good friend and my co-author of LESSONS FROM THE FIELD: A COMMON SENSE APPROACH TO EFFECTIVE HOTEL SALES, Howard Feiertag, a faculty member at the hospitality program @ Virginia Tech wrote a tribute to Neil that is posted on this site and globally in online publications.  HospitalityEducators.com will continue to post his insights in 2011 with this tribute and introduction.



 http://www.hospitalityeducators.com/custom/Harry%20Nobles%20.jpg Harry Nobles, Founder and CEO of Nobles Hospitality Consulting

Harry was an industry veteran with AAA background.  He was Supervisor of Inspections in rating AAA-approved lodging and dining establishments throughout North America and was a direct participant in the original AAA Diamond Rating Guidelines for the hospitality industry.  Nobles Hospitality Consulting provided services and training to multinational markets, including work with the Organization of American States (OAS) .  




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