Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lomanno named conti professor at Penn State
School of Hospitality

The Penn State School of Hospitality Management named Mark V. Lomanno, president of Smith Travel Research Inc. (STR) the school's 71st conti professor.

Conti professors visit the school to interact with students and faculty, present guest lectures in hospitality and foodservice management and speak at graduate and undergraduate colloquia. The School of Hospitality recently hosted a two-day program that included six classroom presentations from Lomanno and an industry reception for students, alumni and local industry leaders.

STR Global tracks supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provides market share analysis for major international hotel chains and brands. As president, Lomanno sets company policy while overseeing daily operations. He also serves on the advisory boards of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International Foundation, The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University and Travel Industry of America.