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Open to all Hospitality and Business Students, Faculty and Staff!

Join Us and Hear From Dr. Barry Bloom, President and Chief Operating Officer of Xenia! 

Mr. Bloom held the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer with Xenia or its affiliated entities from July 2013 until November 2017 when he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Bloom is responsible for direct oversight of the asset management and project management functions as well as a variety of strategic and operational corporate functions of Xenia. From July 2011 to June 2013, Mr. Bloom served as an Associate Professor of the Practice in the School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University and from July 2010 to June 2011, Mr. Bloom served as an Instructor in the School of Hospitality Leadership at DePaul University. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Bloom co-founded and was a Principal of Abacus Lodging Investors LLC, a hotel investment and advisory firm. Prior to pursuing an academic career, Mr. Bloom worked for a variety of leading hotel investment firms, most recently as Executive Vice President of Portfolio Management & Administration with CNL Hotels & Resorts, Inc. from 2003 to 2007, where he was responsible for oversight of the company’s $6.6 billion portfolio. Prior to CNL, he served as Vice President – Investment Management for Hyatt Hotels Corporation from 2000 to 2003. In addition, Mr. Bloom has worked for Tishman Hotel & Realty, VMS Realty Partners, and Pannell Kerr Forster (now CBRE Hotels). Mr. Bloom received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Hospitality Management from Iowa State University.

Dr. Karthikeyan Namasivayam
Saunders College - Room 1135
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm