Howard Feiertag, an instructor of hospitality and tourism management, was a recipient of one of the Top 30 CMP Influencers Award, sponsored by the Convention Industry Council, which administers the Certified Meeting Professional program. The award marks the 30th anniversary of the program. Feiertag has been a Virginia Tech faculty member since 1989. He teaches Hospitality Sales and Meetings and Convention Management.
Steve Markham, professor of management, gave the talk, “The Story of Leadership: Reflections on the Ancients; Anticipation of the Ultramoderns,” as the Bass Distinguished Speaker of the Center for Leadership Studies at Binghamton University in September.
Robert T. Sumichrast
Robert T. Sumichrast, has been elected secretary-treasurer of AACSB International’s 2015-16 board of directors. AACSB, based in Tampa, Florida, is the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Sumichrast was among the board membership and leadership appointments announced in July by AACSB International, the longest serving global accrediting body and membership association for business schools worldwide.
Richard R. Perdue
Richard R. Perdue, professor of hospitality and tourism management, was honored with the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the association’s gala dinner this summer. Perdue’s service as editor-in-chief of the top-tier Journal of Travel Research; his participation on the Travel and Tourism Research Association’s board of directors, including service as past president; and his extensive research record constitute a “remarkable career,” said hospitality and tourism management department head Nancy Gard McGehee. “I can think of no one more deserving of this award.”