Stockton University to Host Workshop on Hospitality and Tourism Workforce Management and Marketing

Nov 29, 2017

“Managing Your Workforce, Client Relationships and Social Media” is the topic of a workshop at Stockton University’s Campus Center on Monday, Dec. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The Hospitality and Business SpotLIGHT is offered by The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism and The New Jersey Small Business Development Center at the university.

The Campus Center is located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive.

The workshop will focus on the unique challenges and opportunities in human resources and marketing for small-business owners and professionals in the hospitality and tourism Industries. It will include presentations by: Diane Holtzman, associate professor, Business Studies and Marketing at Stockton; Carie Wojdyla, social media manager, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa; and Michael Chait, digital marketing manager, The Press of Atlantic City.

A panel discussion will also be held on the topic of recruitment, hiring and workforce communication.

The first of five panelists is Alan Beatty, vice president of human resources, Shore Medical Center, for the past 15 years. He is affiliated with the American Hospital Association’s Human Resources Society, New Jersey Hospital Association’s Human Resources Executive Committee and Volunteer Hospital Association’s East Coast Human Resources Committee.

Panelist La Shonine Gandy-Smith, CEO of Millennial Capital Investment LLC, is recognized as an emerging voice on millennials and leadership. She advises both young, emerging talent looking to succeed in today’s work environment and the organizations that seek to develop and prepare young, professional talent.

Alexis Irving-Waiters, director of human resources for the City of Atlantic City, leverages her 25 years in business to bring insight, perspective and experience to all aspects of human resources. Her work with senior leaders as a strategic adviser and executive coach enables her to present human capital solutions and direction on business strategy.

Polly Moore, assistant vice president, human resources, Tropicana Casino and Resort, previously worked at Disney Parks as a senior labor relations leader and at IKEA Corporate as its national labor counsel. She has a juris doctor from the University of Cincinnati ,where she also earned degrees in economics and political science. She is an experienced lecturer and a former labor arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. She has authored articles on dispute resolution for bar journals as well as a UK-published text, Employment Law Today.

Sherry Moore, HR/accounting manager at Claridge a Radisson Hotel, graduated from Stockton with a degree in finance and has spent 20 years working in the casino environment. Having both HR and accounting experience gives Moore a broad understanding of how businesses work.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Rummy Pandit, executive director of The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism.

Participants are encouraged to stay after the conclusion of the event for networking.

Pre-registration is strongly suggested. The registration fee of $20 may be submitted online (EventBrite) or in person at the Stockton University Campus Center information desk.

For more information, visit the website stockton.edu/light or call 609-626-3859.  —M.S.

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