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Colin Ankersen Appointed General Manager at
Harrison Conference Center and Hotel, 
Princeton Forrestal Center


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – June 14, 2005 – ARAMARK Harrison Lodging (AHL) has hired Colin Ankersen as general manager of the Harrison Conference Center and Hotel, Princeton Forrestal Center.  In his role, Ankersen oversees all management and operational functions of the conference center and hotel. 

“We are delighted to welcome Colin to the team,” said Rory Loberg, president, ARAMARK Harrison Lodging. “Harrison Conference Center and Hotel, Princeton Forrestal Center will benefit from Colin’s considerable talents and expertise, and we’re confident that he will play an integral role in the continued growth of ARAMARK Harrison Lodging.”

Ankersen has acquired extensive experience in the hospitality industry over the past 23 years.  Before joining AHL, Ankersen was consultant to the Crystal Springs Resort in Vernon, NJ.  Prior to that, he spent nine years with Dolce International in a variety of positions including general manager, regional vice president and, eventually, managing director and senior vice president of operations.  Anksersen also worked with Omni Hotels as the general manager at the former Omni Charleston Place in South Carolina.  He served on the board of the International Association of Conference Centers from January 2001 through April 2004. 

Ankersen is a native of Denmark and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration.  He currently resides in Stockholm, NJ. with his wife and children.

Offering a collection of the world’s most effective environments for learning, communication and personal growth, ARAMARK operates more than 50 conference centers, corporate training centers and specialty hotels in educational environments. Each is strategically located close to leading business destinations. The company supports the stringent standards of IACC and harnesses the power and expertise of its founding entities to expand its contributions to the industry. 

To learn more about ARAMARK Harrison Lodging or to book a meeting, log onto or call the company’s National Accounts Offices at 1-800-422-MEET.


ARAMARK Corporation is a world leader in providing award-winning food and facilities management services to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, international and domestic corporations, as well as providing uniform and career apparel.  ARAMARK was ranked number one in its industry in the 2005 FORTUNE 500 survey and was also named one of "America's Most Admired Companies" by FORTUNE magazine in 2005, consistently ranking since 1998 as one of the top three most admired companies in its industry as evaluated by peers.  Headquartered in Philadelphia, ARAMARK has approximately 242,500 employees serving clients in 19 countries.

Keri Firstenberg / Jessica Lenobel
  Middleton & Gendron, Inc.
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