John J. Hogan is a career hotelier, author and educator who has held senior leadership with responsibility in several organizations involving operational, academic and entrepreneurial enterprise. He has been affiliated in management roles with Sheraton, Hilton, Dunfey (now Omni), Park Suite (now Embassy Suites), Med Center Inns of America, Best Western world headquarters and independent properties. He taught as an adjunct professor for more than 20 years at 3 different colleges and conducted more than 5,000 classes and workshops in his career as of 2016. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of, which was founded in 2010 as a solutions center for hotel owners and managers.

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Why do we go to industry events and conventions?

"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. Thye make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Conrad Hilton. This quote from lodging pioneer Conrad Hilton says it all: we all make some mistakes along the way, but the successful people do not let that disturb their plans to continue to improve.

What Educational Program Meets Your Needs as a Hotel Owner?

As a career hotelier who has been in the industry and assisted hotels in 49 US states and 9 Canadian provinces, I have attended literally hundreds of workshops, seminars and programs. As the industry continues to grow in different directions, the number of courses also evolves which causes us to prioritize our time and funds.

Where will Hotel Owners learn what is needed for success this year?

Each year, hotel owners and managers prepare for an onslaught of conferences, workshops and programs that will be offered to them. These events frequently offer opportunities to prepare for what may facing them in the following year, but the challenges often are deciding which ones will provide substance that can be of real value.

Leaving a Legacy – the Impact that One Person Can Make on Others - Remembering Jack Vaughn, CHA

Legacy - This is a short six letter word, but its definition has meaning to many of us. We all hope and want to make a difference in the lives of those we interact with. We work to positively impact others in our time.

What have Hotel Owners Learned in the Last Year? Where will we learn what we need for success this year?

While my career did not intercept directly with the former CEO of ITT which owned Sheraton Hotels for a generation, I did work with many hotel managers and a number of regional directors who both appreciated and feared the management style of Geneen.
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