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Hospitality Innovation Speaker Series

Throughout this fall semester, Board of Advisors members will speak to the college community about the importance of propelling the industry forward through innovation. The hospitality industry changes at a record-breaking pace thanks to new and innovative technologies and ideas. Our Board of Advisor speakers will give real-world examples of how their company has benefited from innovation and its positive impact.

This is a free Zoom event for all Collins College students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Advisors.* Student must register through MyBar.

Caroline

TOPIC: Optimizing Client Engagement in a Virtual Environment

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ABOUT CAROLINE MACDONALD

As Group Vice President at Rosewood Hotel Group, Caroline MacDonald leads global sales, marketing, and distribution strategy for ultra-luxury Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, upper-upscale New World Hotels & Resorts and lifestyle concept KHOS. She is recognized as a thought-leader for the group, sharing her vision and expertise as Rosewood aggressively expands its portfolio of hotels, resorts and residential projects around the world. Read more>>

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Michele
TOPIC: Bringing Back the Magic to the Disneyland Resort…after 412 days of being closed…
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ABOUT MICHELE GENDREAU, THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY: 
Board of Advisors member and Distinguished Alumna, Michele Gendreau, has over 40 years of experience in the Food & Beverage industry. She is the director of Food & Beverage for the Experience & Integration team of Disney Parks Experiences & Products. Read more >> 

 Gina Brinegar

TOPIC: Beyond the Kitchen: Creating Immersive Experiences Through Foodservice Design

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ABOUT GINA BRINEGAR, WEBB FOODSERVICE DESIGN

As Managing Principal of Webb Foodservice Design, Gina Brinegar is focused on the company's daily operations, strategic growth and direction. She has over 20 years with Webb, more than 10 years of prior visual merchandising experience. a strong business management background, and education in marketing. Read more >>

 Erik

TOPIC: Recovery and Development in the New World

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ABOUT ERIK EVELEIGH, HILTON, INC.

As the Senior Director of Luxury Development, North America for Hilton, Inc, Erik Eveleigh is part of the luxury development team tasked with the expansion of the company’s luxury platform. He has been integral to the expansion efforts for Hilton’s luxury portfolio, having successfully secured agreements for landmark assets open and trading today. Some of these include the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas, Hotel Del Coronado, London Hotel New York, and the Conrad Chicago, in addition to future flagships currently in development, such as the Waldorf Astoria San Francisco, Waldorf Astoria Antigua, and the Waldorf Astoria Miami. Read more>>

 

 

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