Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations welcomes new industry advisors
School of Hotel Administration recently welcomed four new hospitality industry leaders to its advisory board. In this role, they will provide financial support to the institute and engage in the development of CIHLER programming and research.
New advisory board members:
Barry Hartstein is a shareholder in Littler Mendelson's Chicagooffice and heads the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's core practice group. His career includes more than 30 years of counseling and representing employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters, and he is a frequent writer, commentator, and lecturer on workplace issues. He also has extensive experience as a litigator and has defended employers nationwide in individual and class-action claims and wage and hour collective actions. He has expertise dealing with the EEOC on both a local and national level.
Michael Lebowich is a partner in the Labor and Employment LawDepartment and co-head of the Labor-Management Relations Group for Proskauer. He represents and counsels employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, with a particular interest in traditional labor law. Lebowich acts as the primary spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations, regularly handles grievance arbitrations, assists clients in the labor implications of corporate transactions, and counsels clients on union organizing issues, strike preparation, and day-to-day contract administration issues.
Kara Maciel is a member of the firm in the Labor andEmployment and Litigation practices of Epstein Becker Green. She is also chair of the firm's Hospitality Employment and Labor Law Outreach Subpractice Group. She represents employers in labor and employment lawsuits arising under federal and state law. Additionally, she routinely defends employers and initiates proceedings against former employees for violating trade secret or confidential and proprietary information. She concentrates on issues related to the hospitality and health care industries and has represented employers including national hotel chains, hospitality management groups, restaurants, spas, and trade associations.
Alan Momeyer is vice president of human resources for LoewsCorporation. He is responsible for overall strategy and management of the human resource function for the New York-based diversified corporation consisting of Loews Hotels, CNA Insurance, Diamond Offshore Corporation, Boardwalk Pipelines and HighMount Exploration and Production. He is also the author of numerous articles on personnel management.
"Through the generous support of our advisoryboard members, we are developing new research, programs for students, and outreach events for the industry. The diverse expertise and experiences they bring to the table helps us shape the future direction of the center," said David Sherwyn, academic director of CIHLER and the John and Melissa Ceriale Professor of Hospitality Human Resources at the School of Hotel Administration.
The Scho ol of Hotel Administration at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is shaping the global knowledge base for hospitality management through leadership in education, research, and industry advancement. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the school provides management instruction in the full range of hospitality disciplines, educating the next generation of leaders in the world's largest industry. Founded in 1922 as the nation's first collegiate course of study in hospitality management, the Cornell School of Hotel Administration is recognized as the world leader in its field.