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Celebrate World Tourism Day 2020 with Keith Wolling, alum and President of Skal International Orlando, discussing tourism and rural development

Virtual Guest Speaker, celebrating World Tourism Day 2020 

Keith Wolling

’75 (hospitality and tourism management)
President SKAL International Orlando

Click here to view the event on YouTube when it premiers on September 27, 2020.

You are invited to join the students and faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Saunders College of Business for the celebration of World Tourism Day 2020. The event is hosted by American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) and Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) International Honorary Society student clubs whose mission is to advance students personal and professional growth by promoting their engagement with industry professional and organizations. This event includes keynote presentation by Mr. Keith Wolling, RIT HTM Class of 75’, CHA, President SKAL International Orlando. Mr Wolling’s presentation will highlight this year’s theme on tourism and rural development and include the roles of tourism organizations play at different geographic levels throughout the world.

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Keith Wolling has been working in the hospitality and travel industry for more than four decades.  He currently is Past-President of Skal International Orlando as well as the board of directors as well as on the board at the Driftwood Resort, Amagansett, NY.  Keith also leads the hospitality team of nxtConcepts Interactive, New Albany, OH. 

Prior Experience

  • Served as GM or in Executive positions across North America, including the B Resort & Spa, Orlando, FL; Florida Hotel and Conference Center, Orlando, FL; Sheraton World Resort, Orlando, FL; and many other brands throughout North America.
  • Keith also has extensive experience in operations with hotel groups including Remington Hotel Corporation, Dallas, TX; Northwest Lodging, Inc, Seattle, Washington; Rushlake Hotel Corporation, Houston, Texas.
  • Has managed annual budgets over $125M/year for upscale hotel organizations. 

Boards served on

  • Driftwood Resort, Board of Directors/Finance Committee, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Hotel Plaza Association, Treasurer
  • Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association - Executive Committee/Board of Directors


  • Rochester Institute of Technology Sports Hall of Fame – Track
  • Morrisville State College – Sports Wall of Fame.
  • Gold Key Award - Meeting and Conventions Magazine
  • Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence
  • Service Awards
  • 2016/2017 Top Choice – Hotel Division
  • 2015/2017 Lodging Member of the month, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Guest Satisfaction Awards, Performance Hospitality Management
  • Open Table Winner - Diners Choice 2015


  • Allied Membership Recognition - Committee Panelist, Central Florida Hotel and Lodging, SKAL Orlando
  • Graduated with a BS in Business/Food Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology
  • And an Associate of Science from Morrisville State College

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Garrett Silva,
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm