News for the Hospitality Executive
Fernando Poma, Managing Director
of Real Hotels & Resorts, to
Share Entrepreneurial Vision With Cornell Hotel Students
Ithaca, NY, March 17, 2008 – Fernando Poma, managing director of Real Hotels & Resorts, will speak on Wednesday, April 2nd in the “Conversations with Entrepreneurs” series presented by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration. Poma will present from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in 291 Statler Hall, Beck Center. Guests are welcome.
Managing director since 2000, Poma has grown Real Hotels and Resorts
from four to 22 premier hotel brands including InterContinental, Marriott,
Quality and Comfort Inn. His growth plans are focused on Costa Rica, Honduras,
Panama and Colombia and include a JW Marriott hotel, a JW Marriott Resort
and five Courtyard by Marriott hotels. The company is also expanding its
InterContinental hotel base.
“Fernando Poma’s tremendous successes are testimony to his unique blend of talent, skill, and entrepreneurial drive. We are delighted he is returning to campus to share his entrepreneurial journey and innovation insights with our students and faculty,” said Tom Ward, managing director of the institute.
The final speaker in the spring series will be Patrick Meyers, chief legal officer and managing director, owner of Cervantes Capital/Quiznos, on April 17 from 1:15-2:15 p.m. in the Statler Amphitheatre of the Statler Hotel.
The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series is sponsored by: Cornell Hospitality Advisors, eClips, Hotelie Entrepreneurs, and the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality.
About the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality
Entrepreneurship at the Cornell School of Hotel Administration
|Also See:||Thomas Ward Named Director of Cornell’s Leland and Mary Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship / January 2008|
|Leland Pillsbury, Co-Founder of Thayer Lodging Group, Donates $15 million to the Cornell Hotel School; Largest Single Gift Ever Made to the School / November 2006|