Jonathan M. Tisch is chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels & Co. and co-chairman of the Board and member of the Office of the President of Loews Corporation.
Under Tisch’s leadership, Loews Hotels has expanded and emerged as a leading hotel company with a widely praised culture that places value on partnerships that empower team members, exceed customers' expectations, contribute to communities, and improve the bottom line. Tisch was recently voted "Hotelier of the World" by HOTELS magazine.
Believing you can do well and good at the same time, Tisch is a champion of corporate responsibility and active citizenship. More than 25 years ago, he initiated the Loews Hotels Good Neighbor Policy, a recipient of the US President's Service Award. He is vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Tufts University, and also is the naming benefactor of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. Last year he was honored by the NYU School of Professional Studies with the naming of the Jonathan M. Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism, of which he has been a driving force for years.
Recognized as a statesman for the multibillion-dollar travel and tourism industry, Tisch is a leader both nationally and locally. He is chairman emeritus of the United States Travel Association, and previously founded and served as chairman of the Travel Business Roundtable as well as chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association. For nearly six years he was chairman of NYC & Company, the City's official tourism agency, and was chairman of New York Rising, established to bring back visitors and revive the economy after 9/11.
A co-owner of the New York Giants, Tisch was instrumental in bringing the 2014 Super Bowl to the metropolitan area and served as co-chair of the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee. Crain's New York Business named him one of the "Top Ten Most Influential Business Leaders" and inducted him into their Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who have transformed the City in both their professional work and in their civic and philanthropic activities.
Tisch is the author of three best-selling books: The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships; Chocolates on the Pillow Aren't Enough: Reinventing the Customer Experience; and Citizen You: Doing Your Part to Change the World. He hosted the Emmy-nominated and Gracie Award-winning television series Beyond the Boardroom, where he spoke with some of America's most notable business luminaries.
This is Tisch's 23rd year as conference chair.