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Educational Institute Announces New 1998 Trustees
ORLANDO, Fla., April 1998— Eight new trustees have been elected to the 1998 Board of Trustees for the Educational Institute of the American Hotel & Motel Association.  The board is composed of hospitality professionals, academic leaders, and representatives of allied fields who have demonstrated achievements in the industry and a commitment to hospitality education.  The trustees play key roles in supporting the Institute and determining the direction of its programs.
 
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 seminars nationwide. 
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 Division. 
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.
 

Established in 1952 as a nonprofit educational foundation of AH&MA, the Educational Institute is the world’s largest hospitality communication resource center, providing quality training and educational materials for the hospitality industry.

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Contact:
Elizabeth Johnson 
Communications Coordinator
517-372-8800
Teresa Trent 
407-999-8100 
  info@ei-ahma.org
 
 
Also: Hospitality Industry training tools available from EI

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