Hotel Online
News for the Hospitality Executive


The Knowland Group Hires Bill Cushard
as Chief Learning Officer

Former E*Trade Learning & Development Director brings proven record 

Salisbury, MD, 01/09/10 – The Knowland Group has hired Bill Cushard as the new Chief Learning Officer in their continuing efforts to provide clients with the highest level of expertise and customer service.

In his role, Cushard will focus on helping clients get the most out of the services the Knowland Group provides. This will include expanding the company’s online training center, Knowland University, by offering new classes and certifications and teaching proactive selling techniques. 

Cushard comes to Knowland with more than 10 years experience in developing and implementing learning strategies designed to increase customer knowledge and satisfaction. In his first year as learning and development director for E*Trade Financial, Cushard implemented training programs that increased quality monitoring scores by 25% and customer satisfaction with employee knowledge by 31%. He also dramatically reduced curriculum development costs and the time span for new hires to achieve proficiency. 

“We’re very excited to have Bill coming on board,” says Knowland CEO Michael K. McKean. “His expertise in instructional design, motivational techniques and learning technologies will ensure that the Knowland Group maintains its reputation for offering clients outstanding quality in the services and support we provide.” 

Cushard received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver and his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Education with a specialty in Training & Performance Improvement.

About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in Salisbury, MD, serves over 90 markets within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean and United Arab Emirates. For more information, visit or call 410-860-2270.


Megan Tate, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(703) 286-0852

Also See: Knowland is 2nd Fastest Growing Company in the Travel Industry According to Inc. Magazine; Innovative company is ranked 222nd overall fastest growing company in the U.S. / August 2009



To search Hotel Online data base of News and Trends Go to Hotel.OnlineSearch
Home | Welcome| Hospitality News | Classifieds| One-on-One |
Viewpoint Forum | Industry Resources | Press Releases
Please contact Hotel.Onlinewith your comments and suggestions.