Kirk Kinsell , Catherine E. Morgen, and Fern Kanter

Fern Kanter, Catherine Morgen and Kirk Kinsell are new board members of the Castell Project. The Castell Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry.

Kanter, the managing director and executive vice president at CHMWarnick, has nearly 40 years of hospitality industry experience. She has sponsored several women to participate in the Castell Program and is the former chair of the Urban Land Institute’s Women’s Leadership Initiative for New England.

Kanter also assists universities and colleges with the integration of gender-based training for hospitality professionals, according to the Castell Project. She was among Hotel Management’s 30 Most Influential Women in Hospitality in 2018.

Morgen is a partner at Morris, Manning & Martin representing commercial real estate clients. She is experienced handling large multi-state transactions, hospital properties, office, medical and industrial leasing, as well as complex restrictive covenant and easement transactions that deal with the operational aspects of projects which rely on shared facilities and amenities and fractional ownership structure transactions.

Kinsell serves as the principal at private investment and advisory group Panther Ridge Partners. Prior to this role, he spent 19 years with InterContinental Hotels Group and held several leadership positions. He also serves on the board of directors for the Georgia Aquarium and is a board advisor to travel planning firm Emadri and HP Hotels. Additionally, he is vice chair and trustee for the American Hotel and Lodging Association Education Foundation.

“Between Fern, Catherine and Kirk, we have gained true leaders with myriad connections and exceptional knowledge and experience throughout all aspects of the industry,” said Castell Project President and founder Peggy Berg. “Each has demonstrated a commitment to our goals, and we have no doubt they will help shape our course for the better moving forward.”