Larry Sternberg, JD, Fellow and Board Member with Talent Plus, Inc. has been invited to join the Iowa State University Hospitality Management Executive Advisory Council (HSPMEAC) for the Hospitality Management (HSPM) program. Sternberg was selected based on his expertise as a premier leader in hospitality, including his work at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Hyatt and his legal background in hospitality. For the last 20 years, Sternberg has been a consultant and executive with Talent Plus, Inc. serving as president for three years. As well, he is coauthor of Managing to Make a Difference: How to Engage, Retain & Develop Talent for Maximum Performance (Wiley 2017).
“I am honored and excited to work with Dr. Sanders, the members of the advisory council, and the hospitality students at ISU,” offered Larry Sternberg. Talent Plus President Makenzie Rath “Talent Plus is privileged to have one of our thought leaders, Larry Sternberg, join the Advisory Council of an esteemed university like Iowa State. Larry is an extraordinary know-how in hospitality and talent and how those two align for an exceptional guest experience.”
“Larry Sternberg was inspirational during our most recent Hospitality Management Executive Advisory Council meeting. He contributed a positive perspective regarding the future of hospitality for our students who will be entering the industry upon graduation. He also brings expertise from unique hospitality brands and the luxury sector,” offered Dr. Eulanda Sanders, Professor and Chair of the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management (AESHM) and Donna R. Danielson Professor in Textiles and Clothing. “Our program is excited to have Sternberg’s expertise and know-how accessible to ISU students and faculty as we develop a concentration in lodging during the upcoming academic year.”
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The Hospitality Management program at Iowa State has been ranked 15th among the world’s top 100 hospitality and tourism programs, according to The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research and is housed in the Department of Apparel, Events and Hospitality Management (AESHM) in the College of Human Sciences where students have access to learning labs, such as the Joan Bice Underwood Tearoom — the longest student operated dining facility in the United States. Fall 2020, the Hospitality Management program will open Sparks, a student operated café in the new 140,000 square feet Student Innovation Center on campus.