NYU-SCPS Tisch Center Clinical Associate Professor Donna Quadri-Felitti Honored by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International
 
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NYU-SCPS Tisch Center Clinical Associate Professor Donna Quadri-Felitti Honored by Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International

Named One of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing for 2012

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NEW YORK, January 28, 2013 — NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS) Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management Clinical Associate Professor Donna Quadri-Felitti has been named as one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing for 2012 by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI).

Quadri-Felitti and her fellow honorees were recognized by a panel of senior industry executives for their creativity and innovation, cutting-edge sales/marketing campaigns, triumph in challenging situations and/or sales efforts that resulted in dramatic gains.

Quadri-Felitti, who has been teaching at NYU-SCPS since 1999, earned her Ph.D. in hospitality management from Iowa State University in 2012. She is a sales and marketing specialist who teaches classes in Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Marketing Strategies, Lodging Industry Structures and Strategies, Hospitality and Tourism Sales and Marketing, and Distribution and Channel Management.

“Professor Quadri-Felitti’s tireless dedication to her students and her deep commitment to the hospitality sales and marketing industry make her an exceptional choice for this honor,” said Tisch Center Divisional Dean Bjorn Hanson.

Last summer, Quadri-Felitti, a designated wine captain, presented the results of her U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study of Lake Erie wine tourism at two regional workshops, detailing how her findings could be leveraged by local businesses to enhance the tourist experience in this area.

Quadri-Felitti will be recognized on January 28, at the HSMAI’s annual Adrian Awards Reception and Gala, which will be held at the New York Marriott Marquis.

About the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management
Founded in 1995, the Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies was established in response to the growing need for hospitality and tourism undergraduate and graduate education. In 1999, the Tisch Center identified the increasing interest and need for sports business education and added programs on accordingly.

Hospitality, sports, and tourism are major global economic sectors and the Tisch Center serves these growing and evolving industries by offering relevant, cutting-edge curricula that attracts bright, motivated students who seek to become leaders in their fields. Through undergraduate degrees in hotel and tourism management and in sports management, graduate degrees and certificates in hospitality industry studies, sports business, and tourism management, a plethora of noncredit programs, and the Center’s world-renowned conferences, the Tisch Center provides students with the tools to enable them to manage change, to communicate, to thrive in complex work environments, and to advance the businesses of hospitality, tourism, and sports. For more information, visit scps.nyu.edu/tisch.

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