HTM graduate Hina Rabbani Khar ’02 M.S. was sworn in as Pakistan’s youngest and first female foreign minister on July 19. In 2009, Khar, then Minister of State for Finance, became the first woman to present Pakistan’s budget in the country’s parliament. Khar had been State Minister for Foreign Affairs, a junior minister position. She also served as state minister for economic affairs. In the hospitality field, Khar owns a prominent restaurant in Lahore. Read about her appointment here.
Chicago Grill CEO Frank Guidara ’68 and five other HTM alums have recipes in a cookbook companion to UMass Amherst Magazine’s Spring 2010 cover story, We’ve Got Food Covered. Some of the recipes by HTM grads were based on final projects for our Food Production Management course. Discover recipes by Frank, Andre John Cartwright ’05, Mark Forgione ’01, Jessica Vaughn ’04, Baraka Abdulsalam ’05 Felix Chan ’05, and TinYan Shing ’11 here.
David J. Colella ’75, Vice President and Managing Director of the Colonnade Hotel in Boston and an HTM Advisory Board member, was featured in Leaders magazine (Vol. 34, No. 1, 2011). In the article, David discussed his philosophy of management, especially in overcoming the recent recession. “I started out with a passion for hospitality, and it’s been my life and my career,” remarked David. “I feel like I was born to be in hospitality and I thrive on it. It’s as simple as that.” In the magazine David is in good company—there are additional features on J. W. Marriott and Greg Norman. Congratulations, David!
J. Brent Tartamella ’94, general manager of the Westmoor Club in Nantucket, won the 2009-2010 New England Club Managers Association (NECMA) Manager of the Year award. Established in 2005, the award recognizes a NECMA member’s outstanding qualifications and endeavors as a club manager while exemplifying leadership, professional development, community and charitable involvement, and overall dedication to the industry. Congratulations, Brent!
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