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385 Oxford Valley Road, Suite 420
Yardley, PA 18966

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The Diversity & Inclusion Conference by Lodging Media is a 2-day event designed for CEOs, senior-level executives in hotel management, chief diversity officers, minority hotel organizations, tourism executives, government officials, university officials in the hospitality department, and leaders from Fortune 500 companies recognized for their successful diversity and inclusion programs.

Speakers


Speakers and Panelists

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MAYOR JIM KENNEY City of Philadelphia

MAYOR JIM KENNEY
City of Philadelphia

GOVERNOR EDWARD G. RENDELL News Analyst, NBC Former Governor of Pennsylvania Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia

GOVERNOR EDWARD G. RENDELL
News Analyst, NBC
Former Governor of Pennsylvania
Former Mayor, City of Philadelphia

TOM ROTH President Community Marketing, Inc.

TOM ROTH
President
Community Marketing, Inc.

LUKE VISCONTI CEO & Founder DiversityInc.

LUKE VISCONTI
CEO & Founder
DiversityInc.


DARRYLL ADAMS General Manager The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

DARRYLL ADAMS
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

ANA APONTE-CURTIS Chairman, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (Retired) Vice President, NAACP Events Planning

ANA APONTE-CURTIS
Chairman, National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
(Retired) Vice President, NAACP Events Planning

NOLAN N. ATKINSON, JR. Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Office of Mayor Jim Kenney, City of Philadelphia

NOLAN N. ATKINSON, JR.
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Office of Mayor Jim Kenney,
City of Philadelphia

KAUNTEYA CHITNIS Acquisitions & Development MCR Development

KAUNTEYA CHITNIS
Acquisitions & Development
MCR Development


JULIE COKER GRAHAM President & CEO Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

JULIE COKER GRAHAM
President & CEO
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

GREG DESHIELDS Executive Director PHLDiversity - Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

GREG DESHIELDS
Executive Director
PHLDiversity - Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

KENNETH FEARN Founder & Managing Partner Integrated Capital LLC

KENNETH FEARN
Founder & Managing Partner
Integrated Capital LLC

GERALD A. FERNANDEZ President & Founder The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)

GERALD A. FERNANDEZ
President & Founder
The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA)


WILLIAM FORTIER Senior Vice President - Development, Americas Hilton Worldwide

WILLIAM FORTIER
Senior Vice President -
Development, Americas
Hilton Worldwide

WARREN FIELDS Principal and CIO Pyramid Hotel Group

WARREN FIELDS
Principal and CIO
Pyramid Hotel Group

LAURA FUENTES Senior VP, Total Rewards, People Analytics, and Global Diversity & Inclusion Hilton Worldwide

LAURA FUENTES
Senior VP, Total Rewards, People Analytics, and Global Diversity & Inclusion
Hilton Worldwide

KRISTIAN GATHRIGHT Executive Vice President & COO Apple Hospitality REIT

KRISTIAN GATHRIGHT
Executive Vice President & COO
Apple Hospitality REIT


ANGELA GONZALEZ-ROWE Manager of Franchise Development Red Lion Hotels Corporation

ANGELA GONZALEZ-ROWE
Manager of Franchise Development
Red Lion Hotels Corporation

DOMINICA GROOM Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Supplier Diversity Marriott International

DOMINICA GROOM
Senior Director, Global Sustainability & Supplier Diversity
Marriott International

CHRISTOPHER HARRISON Managing Member / Owner The C.A. Harrison Companies, LLC

CHRISTOPHER HARRISON
Managing Member / Owner
The C.A. Harrison Companies, LLC

OMARI HEAD Associate Paramount Lodging Advisors

OMARI HEAD
Associate
Paramount Lodging Advisors


ANDY INGRAHAM President & CEO NABHOOD

ANDY INGRAHAM
President & CEO
NABHOOD

NORMAN JENKINS Founder Capstone Development

NORMAN JENKINS
Founder
Capstone Development

STEPHEN JOYCE President & CEO Choice Hotels International

STEPHEN JOYCE
President & CEO
Choice Hotels International


PATRICIA A. LEE Senior Vice President, Human Resources Chief Diversity Officer Wyndham Hotel Group

PATRICIA A. LEE
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Chief Diversity Officer

Wyndham Hotel Group

MATTHEW MACLAREN Senior Vice President, Member Relations American Hotel & Lodging Association

MATTHEW MACLAREN
Senior Vice President, Member Relations
American Hotel & Lodging Association

JOSEPH MCINERNEY Emeritus President & CEO American Hotel & Lodging Association Consultant, AH&LA Educational Institute

JOSEPH MCINERNEY
Emeritus President & CEO
American Hotel & Lodging Association
Consultant, AH&LA Educational Institute

XIANG (ROBERT) LI Professor and Washburn Senior Research Fellow Temple University

XIANG (ROBERT) LI
Professor and Washburn Senior
Research Fellow

Temple University


LUIS LICEAGA President Impact Dimensions, LLC

LUIS LICEAGA
President
Impact Dimensions, LLC

DAVID LIPSON Chairman and CEO Metrocorp

DAVID LIPSON
Chairman and CEO
Metrocorp

ED MCNEILL President Lodging Media

ED MCNEILL
President
Lodging Media

JEFFREY MONTAGUE Associate Vice Dean, School of Tourism Temple University

JEFFREY MONTAGUE
Associate Vice Dean, School of Tourism
Temple University


MARIA MONTERO External Affairs Manager Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

MARIA MONTERO
External Affairs Manager
Pennsylvania Convention Center Authority

LYNETTE MONTOYA President & CEO Latino Hotel Association

LYNETTE MONTOYA
President & CEO
Latino Hotel Association

BRIAN PARKER Regional Vice President, Franchise Development & Emerging Markets Choice Hotels International

BRIAN PARKER
Regional Vice President, Franchise Development & Emerging Markets
Choice Hotels International

BHARAT (BRUCE) PATEL Chairman Asian American Hotel Owners Association

BHARAT (BRUCE) PATEL
Chairman
Asian American Hotel Owners Association


CHIP ROGERS President Asian American Hotel Owners Association

CHIP ROGERS
President
Asian American Hotel Owners Association

MATTHEW SCHUYLER Chief Human Resources Officer Hilton Worldwide

MATTHEW SCHUYLER
Chief Human Resources Officer
Hilton Worldwide

JAY H. SHAH CEO Hersha Hospitality Trust

JAY H. SHAH
CEO
Hersha Hospitality Trust

SARAH SMART Senior Director, Executive Recruiting Hilton Worldwide

SARAH SMART
Senior Director, Executive Recruiting
Hilton Worldwide


FRITZ SMITH Vice President of Research and Hotel Initiatives Visit Philadelphia

FRITZ SMITH
Vice President of Research and Hotel Initiatives
Visit Philadelphia

ZABETH TEELUCKSINGH Executive Director Global Philadelphia Association

ZABETH TEELUCKSINGH
Executive Director
Global Philadelphia Association

JENNIFER TILDEN Lead Business Opportunity Specialist U.S. Small Business Administration

JENNIFER TILDEN
Lead Business Opportunity Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration

DARIEN WRIGHT Vice President, Development Asset Management Marriott International

DARIEN WRIGHT
Vice President, Development
Asset Management

Marriott International

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