Florida International University – Women Who Lead Conference

Many thanks to FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management for giving me the opportunity to interview Chipotle’s top female executive Gretchen Selfridge, Restaurant Support Officer, who went from General Manager to managing half of Chipotle’s restaurants throughout the country. Gretchen spoke to over 100 students and industry partners about her career and the tremendous success and growth of Chipotle across the country. She inspired the students with her story as well as the great opportunities to become a manager through their training program.

Women Who Lead Conference Gretchen Chipotle

FIU’s Shivani Joshi, Krista Ammirato, Marketing Strategist, Chipotle Mexican Grill, FIU’s Jessica Morffi, Jonathan Duarte, Regional Recruiting Strategist, Chipotle and FIU’s Diann Newman, Associate Dean, Student Services,

The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami Newly Appointed Ballroom Unveiling

My team and I had the pleasure of attending the unveiling of a newly appointed ballroom at The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami. It was a wonderful event with live music, delicious food and a beautiful new venue to host events at.

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GMBHA Team with William Yahr, Hotel Manager, The Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami.

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Wendy with Evan Tennant, Catering Sales Manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Coconut Grove, Miami

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Wendy with Keith Bristol, Executive Sous Chef at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami & GMBHA 2nd Annual Hospitality Leadership Award Winner for outstanding “Manager of the Year” in 2012

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt. New Dean’s Advisory Council

I am delighted to serve on the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Mgmt. New Dean’s Advisory Council, Chaired by Philip Goldfarb, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fontainebleau Miami Beach. We will keep you apprised of our initiatives as we continue to work together to help ensure that graduates are well-prepared to contribute to the evolving needs of the hospitality and tourism industry.

To learn more about the Dean’s Advisory Council, please click HERE

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