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Hospitality Management Faculty Member to Speak

Kendall College School of Hospitality Management Faculty Member to Speak at International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS)
Assistant Professor Ted Mandigo to Make First-Time Appearance at Prestigious Industry Event in New York on November 13, 2011

Chicago—October 25, 2011 —Assistant Professor Ted Mandigo of the Kendall College School of Hospitality Management will present at the upcoming International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show (IHMRS) on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011, from 1 – 2:30 pm at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. His session, “Missed Opportunities in Hotel Food and Beverage Operations,” marks the first time Mandigo addresses the IHMRS show attendees.

“This is a great honor for Professor Mandigo, as well as for the Kendall College School of Hospitality Management,” said Dean Jeffrey Catrett. “Ted’s research is extremely interesting as he exposes some fundamental flaws in the ways we have traditionally thought about space allocation and the potential of food and beverage for generating profit. This presentation will show hoteliers that they need to completely reconsider some of our industry’s long-held assumptions.”

Mandigo is past president of the Illinois CPA Society, past member of the national council of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), and helped to found the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. With over 30 years of consulting experience, he is frequently quoted in local and national publications regarding the local market and the state of the industry in general. During his career, Mr. Mandigo has conducted more than 1,000 market feasibility studies and consulting analyses for the hospitality industry, as well as numerous national and international programs and seminars.

Mandigo, CPA, is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and holds an MBA from Loyola University in Chicago.

About The Kendall College School of Hospitality Management:
Kendall College, founded in 1934, is located in Chicago, Illinois. Kendall offers undergraduate degrees in businessculinary artsearly childhood educationfoodservice management and hospitality management to a diverse and passionate community of more than 2500 students. The curriculum combines strong academics with practical experience and international educational opportunities that help give students in business, hospitality and culinary arts programs the skills and expertise to be leaders in their professions. Kendall College was ranked the number one program in Chicago for preparing students for careers in hospitality management and culinary arts in a survey of management at Chicago’s leading hotels and Michelin Guide restaurants (ORC International - 2011 Survey). 
The School of Hospitality Management combines the art of hospitality and the science of management, blending European savoir faire with American managerial know-how. Kendall College, a member of the Laureate International Universities network, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), www.ncahlc.org.

Media Contacts:
Amber Cerda, 312-752-2472, amber.cerda@kendall.edu
Maria Alexandra Velez, 312-752-2088, maria.velez@kendall.edu