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Tuesday, March 23 • 4:35pm - 5:50pm
Diverse Perspectives in Hospitality Entrepreneurship

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Diverse Perspectives in Hospitality Entrepreneurship will include a panel of entrepreneurs from various segments of the hospitality industry discussing their entrepreneurial journey and the challenges and opportunities along the way. This panel will be moderated by our Visiting Conti Professor in the Penn State School of Hospitality Management.

Registration is required for this event. You can register here: https://engage.tassl.com/event/8694. Once you register, you will receive the Zoom webinar link with your email confirmation.

This event is sponsored by Penn State School of Hospitality Management.

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Gerry Fernandez

Founder and President, Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance and Visiting Conti Professor, Penn State School of Hospitality
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management has named Gerry Fernandez, president and founder of the Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance, as the 2020-21 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor.The Conti Professorship Program was established in 1987 by alumni and friends... Read More →

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Jennie deCarrier Benzon

Vice President, Franchising, Distinctive Select Brands, Marriott International, Washington, DC
As vice president of the brands AC Hotels, Aloft, Element and Moxy, Benzon is responsible for leading franchise advisory councils, achieving key financial metrics, growth distribution, and product and guest service metrics.Previously, Benzon served as vice president of franchising... Read More →
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Tyoka Jackson

Franchisee/Owner, International House of Pancakes IHOP, Washington D.C., President and CEO Jackson Investment Company, LLC,
Following an accomplished 12-year NFL career, Tyoka Jackson, a successful businessman, entrepreneur, community volunteer and is also a college football analyst. As he was beginning his NFL career, Jackson was also beginning his career as an entrepreneur, founding The Jackson Investment... Read More →
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Warren Thompson

Founder, President and Chairman, Thompson Hospitality Corporation , Reston, VA
Warren Thompson learned at an early age the importance of hard work, focus, and determination. He started his career at age 14 with a grass-cutting business, graduated to delivering and selling produce out of a school bus at age 15, and, in his first leveraged buyout at the ripe old... Read More →
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Juliana Titon

Owner and COO, Spedini Trattoria and It's Grill, Curitiba, Brazil
Juliana left Brazil at the age of 18 to pursue her degree at Penn State where she began her studies at the Behrend campus. After graduation she began her career as a F1 Trainee with Marriott in California for one year before going back to her hometown Curitiba in southern Brazil... Read More →

Tuesday March 23, 2021 4:35pm - 5:50pm EDT

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