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Chip Rogers named president of AAHOA

Chip Rogers is officially president of AAHOA. A former Georgia State Senate Majority Leader Rogers had been serving as interim president of the association. Previous president Fred Schwartz resigned the position in December. He is now vice president of owner relations Americas for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. AAHOA made the announcement on Feb. 19 during its inaugural Leadership Forum held at the ...

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Greg Bows receives 2015 Young Leader Award

Tuesday, February 18, 2015 - Greg Bows received the 2015 Young Leader Award from the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and the International Hotel Investment Forum. Bows is founder and managing director of African Impact, the largest volunteer organization in Africa employing more than 170 between Cape Town and Nairobi. The group has place more than 12,500 volunteers across 94 projects ...

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UH Conrad N. Hilton College names new deam

Dennis Reynolds, Ph.D., will become dean at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management this summer. The appointment is pending final approval by the UH System Board of Regents, which will meet Feb. 19. He will begin the job on July 1. Currently, Reynolds is an Ivar Haglund endowed professor of hospitality management and director of the wine business ...

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DeFrino new CEO at Kimpton post IHG acquisition

Tuesday, February 03, 2015 – Mike DeFrino is the new CEO of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, which was acquired last month by InterContinental Hotels Group. DeFrino replaces Mike Depatie, who will now manage KHP Capital Partners, the asset manager for the three KHP private-equity real estate investment funds that own approximately 30 percent of Kimpton’s existing and pipeline ...

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