Leland Pillsbury to speak at Cornell School of Hotel Administration
Entrepreneur and philanthropist Leland (Lee) Pillsbury '69 will be the featured speaker in the Conversations with Entrepreneurs series to be presented next Tuesday, October 20, by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. Pillsbury will lead an open forum in which he and the audience will address issues affecting the future of hospitality from 4:15 to 6:30 p.m. in 196 Statler Hall.
Prior to forming Thayer, Pillsbury founded Grand Heritage Hotels, a manager of historic independent hotels. Earlier, he spent 20 years at Marriott Corporation, serving in leadership roles in hotel general management, sales, marketing, and strategic planning and development. Pillsbury received a BS degree from Cornell's School of Hotel Administration and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Pillsbury and his wife, Mary, are the founding benefactors of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University.
The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series is sponsored by Hotelie Entrepreneurs, Cornell Hospitality Advisors, and eClips.
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