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Hotel Association of New York City Names New Leadership for 2013

Geoffrey A. Mills Elected Chairman of the Board Succeeding John Fitzpatrick

New York –  January 15, 2013 -- The Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. announced its new slate of officers for 2013, including the election of Geoffrey A. Mills, Managing Director of the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, to Chairman of the Board.

Mr. Mills, who last year served as Board Secretary, prior to that as Treasurer, and has been on the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of HANYC since 2003, has worked in positions of increasing responsibility throughout the hospitality services industry in New York City for more than 30 years. Honored by The Food & Beverage Association of America as "Hospitality Man of the Year”, he also has particular expertise in labor negotiations and an ongoing interest in finding creative solutions to unusual problems throughout the hospitality industry.

Mr. Mills’ professional affiliations are numerous. He served on the July 2006 Contract Negotiating Committee and has been a Board Trustee for NYHTC and HANYC Hotel Benefits Fund and Pension Funds since 2005. He was a member of the Midtown West 44/45th Street Block Association and served as President from 2001 – 2002. Mr. Mills also has been a member of the New York Hotel Executives Association since 1997, as well as a member of the Food and Beverage Association of America, serving as its President from 1991 –1993 and Chairman of the Board since 1994.

“I must first thank John Fitzpatrick, who has served with distinction as HANYC’s Chairman for the last six years. His wisdom has guided us well and he will continue to contribute to the Board as Treasurer next year,” Mr. Mills said. “It will be an absolute honor for me to serve as Chairman of HANYC, as it is the culmination of a career that has been devoted the hospitality industry in the greatest City in the world.”

Mr. Mills graduated from Ashland University with a B. S. in Business Administration, with a double major in Hotel & Restaurant Mgt. and Marking Management and a minor in Nutrition and Food Management.

The complete HANYC Slate of Officers for 2013 is as follows:
  • CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD -- Geoffrey A. Mills, Managing Director, Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
  • PRESIDENT -- Joseph E. Spinnato, Esq., CAE, President, Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.
  • VICE CHAIRMAN -- Scott Geraghty, Area Vice President & General Manager, The Ritz Carlton New York, Central Park
  • SECRETARY -- Stuart Schwartz, Managing Director, Loews Regency Hotel
  • TREASURER -- John Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Fitzpatrick Hotel Group, North America
Hotel Association of New York City, Inc.
Established in 1878, the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. is one of the oldest professional trade associations in the nation. Its membership includes more than 260 of the finest hotels in New York City, representing more than 70,000 rooms and 32,000 employees. It is an internationally recognized leader in New York City's $5 billion tourism industry.


Lisa Linden
(917) 589-5443/(212) 575-4545
Linden Alschuler & Kaplan PR


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