UMass hospitality and tourism management program honors four at annual dinner

PARK SQUARE — 400 guests attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at the Isenberg School of Management’s annual awards dinner, which was held on March 28, 2019 at the Boston Park Plaza hotel.

This annual networking event honored those working in the industry: 2019 Distinguished Industry Leader, Stephen Kaufer, president & CEO, TripAdvisor; 2019 Stephen Elmont Recipient, Victoria Vega ’88, vice president operations, Corporate & Senior Living Culinary Group, Unidine; 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni Recipient, Matt Alemany ’10, general manager, Hyatt Centric; and 2019 Special Recognition, Patrick Moscaritolo, president & CEO, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, 1991-2019.

Among those in the industry who attended were Park Plaza hotel’s Jon Crellin, who hosted the event, Boston Harbor Hotel’s Steve Johnson, The Colonnade’s David Colella, Seaport Hotel & Seaport World Trade Center’s Jim Carmody, Revere Hotel’s Tim Brett, The Bostonian’s Rob Rosenblatt, and Laurie Stroll of the Newport Hospitality, Inc.

All photos by Bill Brett

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