Joseph E. Spinnato to Step Down as President of the Hotel Association of NYC at the End of 2015
Joseph E. Spinnato has announced that he will step down as president of the Hotel Association of New York City and retire at the end of 2015, after holding the post for 27 years.
Prior to joining the Hotel Association, Mr. Spinnato served as New York City's 25th Fire Commissioner under Mayor Edward I. Koch from 1983 to 1987.
A search committee will select Mr. Spinnato's successor and will be chaired by Vijay Dandapani, the president of Apple Core Hotels and a member of the Hotel Association's Executive Committee and Board of Directors.
"Joe has served our association and our industry brilliantly, and has been an extraordinary leader over the last three decades. We thank him for his many years of excellent service, and congratulate him on a distinguished career," said Mr. Dandapani. "Joe's shoes will indeed be hard to fill, but we look forward to working with him over the next 16 months to identify the best possible candidate to succeed him as president."
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