Master of Professional Studies in Global Hospitality Leadership

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Michael Altman
Photo of Michael Altman Michael Altman brings to Georgetown a strong domestic and international reputation for advising public and private sector organizations on strategies for using the power of design to create positive economic development, community growth, and social change. His clients value his ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-560 Strategy and Design Thinking in the Hospitality Context

Daniel Balkey
Photo of Daniel Balkey Daniel Balkey is Senior Director of Development Planning and Feasibility at Marriott International. A veteran of the company for 22 years, he has traveled throughout North America preparing financial analysis and hotel pro formas in support of Marriott’s growth ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-520 Managerial Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Decision-Making for Hospitality Operations
MPHM-520 Managerial Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Decision-Making for Hospitality Operations

Carol Brooks
Photo of Carol Brooks Carol Brooks spent over 14 years with Marriott International, most recently as Senior Vice President of Revenue Management. She is currently Senior Vice President, Business & Product Development for TopLine Group, LLC. TopLine is a small data mining company focused primarily ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-520 Managerial Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Decision-Making for Hospitality Operations
MPHM-520 Managerial Accounting and Finance: Analysis and Decision-Making for Hospitality Operations

Abid Butt
Photo of Abid Butt With more than 30 years of global experience in the hospitality industry, Abid Butt has a keen knowledge of organizational design and implementation supporting balance score card. He is known as a compassionate and results driven professional who believes anything ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHM-814 Reg. Standards: SE Asia

Shannon Rinella
Photo of Shannon Rinella Director - Learning, Marriott International Shannon Dooley Rinella currently works with Marriott International focusing on service culture training initiatives for its luxury and lifestyle brands. She most recently served as Senior Director of Learning & Career Development at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, overseeing ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-540 Human Capital Management and Labor Relations
MPHM-540 Human Capital Management, Diversity, and Labor Relations in Hospitality
MPHM-800 Global Service Standards

Bret Freedman
Photo of Bret Freedman Bret Freedman has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality and events industries, having held a diverse range of roles. Her expertise is in organizational development, redeveloping consumer event programs, and adapting models for long-term sustainability and revenue growth ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-644 Meetings and Events Experience Management

Kerry Gaber
Photo of Kerry Gaber Kerry Gaber has over 17 years in hospitality finance and operations experience. In her current role, she is Vice President of Asset Management at Host Hotels and Resorts, overseeing their Washington, DC and Boston portfolios. She provides strategic directive on ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHM-510 Hospitality Operations and Service Management

Vinod George
Photo of Vinod George Vinod George is a leader in global data management and technology initiatives for the travel & hospitality and tech industries, in both the corporate, private enterprise and startup space. George is currently the Executive Vice President of TravTech. He is an ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-750 Revenue Management for Hospitality

Yuri Horowitz
Photo of Yuri Horowitz Co-founder and Partner at Navigo International, Yuri Horowitz brings 18 years working throughout the travel and tourism industry, with experience across the entire value chain - from front-end hospitality to high level tourism planning and policy. Specializing in community engagement, emerging ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-820 Local Planning and Development in Global Travel
MPHL-880 Practicum I
MPHM-820 Local Planning and Development for Global Travel
MPUP-730 Local Dev in Global Travel

Linda Horowitz
Photo of Linda Horowitz Linda Horowitz has ten years experience developing and implementing tourism programs that stimulate economic growth, social development and environmental conservation. From hospitality operations in Kenya and South Africa to development projects spanning Mexico, Cape Verde, Morocco, Belize and the U ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-820 Local Planning and Development in Global Travel
MPHM-820 Local Planning and Development for Global Travel
MPUP-730 Local Dev in Global Travel

Robert Lannan
Photo of Robert Lannan Robert Lannan is the principal of Lannan Legal PLLC, in Washington, D.C. He represents owners and operators of hotels, restaurants, private clubs and other hospitality businesses in a variety of transactions, including sales, financings, joint ventures, management agreements, franchise ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHM-720 Principles of Hospitality Law

Douglas Lisi
Photo of Douglas Lisi Douglas Lisi is Senior Director of Commercial Services Strategy at Hilton Worldwide and brings more than 15 years of hospitality experience to Georgetown. In his current role, Lisi is responsible for providing analytical and strategic support for commercial services initiatives ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-530 Sales & Marketing and Communications for Hospitality Management
MPHM-530 Sales & Marketing and Communications for Hospitality Management

Anna Lorch
Photo of Anna Lorch As Senior Director, Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, Anna Lorch leads global loyalty program strategy, operations, and promotions. She leverages a diverse business background, global experience, and the voice of the customer to create innovative strategies that deliver measurable ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-620 Loyalty Strategy and Management in Hospitality

Greg McCormack
Greg McCormack is Vice President of Sales for T3 Expo, specializing in the development and strategic planning of trade shows and corporate events.  As a seasoned event planner, McCormack is an active member of a wide spectrum of meetings industry ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-500 Ethics and Leadership in Hospitality
MPHM-500 Ethics and Leadership in Hospitality

Mia Mulrennan
Photo of Mia Mulrennan Chief Talent Officer, Sun Country Airlines Dr. Mulrennan is an organizational psychologist who advises clients in effectively applying tenets of psychology to achieve positive business results in areas of talent management, organizational development and service branding. She specializes in working ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-500 Ethics and Leadership in Hospitality
MPHM-500 Ethics and Leadership in Hospitality

Jennifer Phillips
Photo of Jennifer Phillips Jennifer Phillips is currently the Area Director of Revenue Management on Marriott’s Eastern Region team, responsible for 22 properties in Boston, Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Newport, including Westin, Sheraton, Marriott and Renaissance hotels, generating about $1 billion ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-750 Revenue Management for Hospitality

Gregory Rockett
Photo of Gregory Rockett With over 30 years of global experience in the hospitality and tourism industries, Gregg Rockett is currently Vice President of Development for Hilton Worldwide, with responsibility for Corporate Development in North America with a focus on public-private hotel initiatives, as ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-900 Capstone
MPHM-700 Hospitality Financial Management
MPHM-900 MPHM Capstone

Priscilla Saba
Photo of Priscilla Saba Priscilla Saba is a Vice President and Senior Counsel at Marriott International. With ten years at Marriott, Saba has served as the legal point of contact for high profile owners of Marriott's managed and franchised hotels and has vast ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHM-720 Principles of Hospitality Law

Talia Salem
Photo of Talia Salem Talia Salem has over 10 years of experience in tourism, social media marketing and content strategy. She has overseen global social media campaigns in 15 markets in 8 languages. In her current role as Manager, Web & Content for Brand USA ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHM-650 Digital Marketing and Distribution for Hospitality

Gray Shealy
Photo of Gray Shealy A global executive in travel and hospitality, Gray Shealy is a visionary in leveraging brand strategy to create and deliver meaningful experiences that emotionally connect with the customer, inspire innovation, drive loyalty, and generate revenue. He is a noted expert ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-600 Hospitality Brand Innovation, Experience Design, and Management
MPHM-813 Hospitality Regional Practices and Standards: Travel ILE - Cuba
MPHM-900 MPHM Capstone

Carroll Warfield
Photo of Carroll Warfield Carroll Warfield is a senior executive with more than 30 years of experience in hotel operations, strategic positioning and finance. He leads Thayer Lodging Group’s Operations and Asset Management for their extensive company portfolios and is also a member ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-730 Principles of Asset Management
MPHM-730 Asset Management

Nancy White
Photo of Nancy White As Founder and President of prominent business consulting firm Workshop AZ, Nancy White provides strategic leadership, master facilitation and inspirational coaching to management companies, ownership groups, and investors in both hospitality and service-related industries. White’s clients include over 40 ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPHL-760 Designing and Leading High-Impact Hospitality Teams: ILE
MPHM-760 Designing and Leading High-Impact Teams: ILE
MPHM-765 Applying and Developing Intentional Hospitality Leadership: ILE

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