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Educational Institute Honors Leaders in
Hospitality Training and Education

Jonathan M. Tisch the 2009 Recipient of the Arthur Landstreet Award


 Chicago, Illinois, June 24, 2009—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute has announced this year’s winners of its awards for champions of hospitality training and education. The following people were honored at the AH&LA Summer Summit during the AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 24.
            
Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and chief executive officer of Loews Hotels, is the 2009 recipient of the Arthur Landstreet Award.  Named after the Tennessee hotelier who founded the Educational Institute, the Arthur Landstreet award is presented to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the quality of education and training in the hospitality industry. 

Caroline A. Cooper, professor, Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School, Johnson & Wales University, is the 2009 recipient of the Anthony G. Marshall Award.  This award recognizes an individual who has made significant long-term contributions to the hospitality industry in educating future leaders.  
            
EI presented four Lamp of Knowledge Awards this year. These awards are given to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to advancing the quality of professionalism and education in the hospitality industry.  This year’s honorees are:        

Outstanding Educator (International): Qutub Dadabhai, managing director, Bahrain Institute of Hospitality and Retail.
            
Outstanding Educator (U.S.): Chad M. Gruhl, assistant professor, director of hotel management hospitality, tourism, and events, Metropolitan State College of Denver. 

Outstanding Educator (High School): Michael R. Cucciardo, hospitality administrator, Hospitality High School, Washington, D.C. 

Outstanding Student: Kevin A. Reilly, assistant front office manager, Grotto Bay Beach Resort, Bermuda.

Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.
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Contact:

Elizabeth Johnson 
Marketing Manager
American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
2113 North High Street
Lansing MI 48906
Phone: 517-318-2359
ejohnson@ahla.com 
www.ahlei.org
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