The newly elected trustees are:
|Raymond J. Goodman Jr., Ph.D., director, Department of Hospitality
Management, Whittemore School of Business, University of New Hampshire.
Goodman holds a doctorate and a master’s degree from the School of Hotel
Administration at Cornell University. His publications include articles
and books on the management and psychology of service, and he is a frequent
speaker at state lodging and restaurant association expositions and educational
|Dieter Huckestein, executive vice president and president-hotel
division, Hilton Hotels Corporation. Huckestein has 30 years of national
and international hotel operations experience, including Hilton Hotels
Corporation and Hilton International. In addition to being a member
of the Travel Industry Roundtable, he serves on the board of the USA National
Tourism Organization, Inc., in Washington, D.C.
|Craig H. Hunt, CHA, president, Holiday Inn Hotels & Suites.
Hunt is a 26-year veteran of the Holiday Inn organization, having served
in a variety of operations and franchise positions during his career.
Prior to his most current role, Hunt served as senior vice president and
chief operating officer—Company Managed Hotels (Americas), and later executive
vice president—Worldwide Franchising.
|Jerry R. Manion, CHA, chief operating office, Best Western International,
Inc. Manion is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry.
For the past two years, he served as vice president, Development, Quality
and Member Services for Best Western. He has also held executive
positions at Richfield Hotel Management, Inc.; Motel 6; Ramada, Inc.; Metro
Hotel; Quality Inns International, Inc.; and ITT Sheraton Corporation.
|Robert Morse, managing director of operations, Homestead Village,
Inc. Morse has been with Homestead Village, one of the fastest growing
owners and operators of extended-stay lodging, since December 1997.
A 20-year hospitality veteran, Morse previously worked for ITT Sheraton
Corporation for eight years, most recently as president of their Franchise
|Lalia Rach, Ed.D., dean of the Center for Hospitality, Tourism,
and Travel Administration of New York University. Rach holds a bachelor’s
degree and MBA from the University of Wisconsin and a doctorate in education
from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She consults
with organizations in the U.S. and abroad, and is a highly-skilled facilitator,
well-known speaker, and expert in curriculum development in hospitality
and tourism higher education.
|Stephen Rushmore, CRE, MAI, CHA, president and founder of HVS
International, a global hospitality consulting organization.
Rushmore has provided consultation services for more than 5,000 hotels
during his 30-year career, specializing in complex issues involving hotel
feasibility, valuations, and financing. He has written four textbooks
on hotel feasibility studies and appraisals and three reference books on
hotel investing. He lectures extensively on hotel trends and is an
adjunct professor at New York University.
|Robert Slater, CPA, CHA, CRE, president, Southern Hospitality,
Inc. Slater is an expert in management, development, acquisition,
valuation and consultation associated with hospitality properties.
Prior to establishing Southern Hospitality, Inc., in 1986, he was a manager
with a “Big Six” accounting firm for six years and a partner and chief
operating officer of an Oklahoma property management company for ten years.