Starwood's President and Chief Executive Officer Frits van Paasschen
Named Conti Professor
At Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management in University Park - PA, USA
The Penn State School of Hospitality Management named Frits van Paasschen, president and chief executive officer of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. as the Spring 2013 Walter J. Conti Visiting Professor. Conti Professors visit the School of Hospitality Management to interact with students and faculty members, to present guest lectures in hospitality management, and to speak at graduate and undergraduate colloquia.
Van Paasschen visited the School of Hospitality Management during the Spring 2013 semester for a presentation to over 200 hospitality students about what van Paasschen calls ‘The Age of Great Change‘ and Starwood’s global perspective on the hospitality industry. His visit also included a roundtable with student leaders and faculty, which allowed for vibrant discussions about leadership and the organization.