Panel Discussion by Long Island Hotel Owners

April 08, 2015

Patchogue, N.Y. – April 8, 2015 – The Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Management (IHTM) at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) and the Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association are pleased to host the symposium and networking breakfast, “Long Island Hotel Owners/Developers: Challenges and Opportunities” on Friday, April 24 from 8-10 a.m. in the McGann Conference Center, located in O’Connor Hall on the College’s Long Island Campus in Patchogue, New York.

The program will include a networking breakfast, followed by a panel presentation and Q&A session by Long Island hoteliers. Panelists include Ken Walles, president of East Coast Management, Ltd. at Oceanside Beach Resort in Montauk, New York; Don Monti, president and CEO of Renaissance Downtowns; and Rob Salvatico, partner and vice president of operations at Jaral Properties. The panel discussion will be moderated by Mike Johnston, principal/founder of Concorde Hotel Group, LLC and president of the Long Island Hospitality and Leisure Association. 

“This will be a great opportunity to network with lodging industry professionals, hospitality students and community leaders,” said Dr. Janice Scarinci, chair of the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at SJC. “The symposium is a learning laboratory for the students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management who will assist in hosting the event.”

The mission of the IHTM at SJC is to provide a leading voice in the discussion of responsible hospitality as a critical component to running a successful enterprise. In addition, SJC seeks to prepare students for professional careers in the hospitality and tourism management field, while making a positive impact, not only on our local region, but on the global community as well.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit To RSVP, call 631.687.1285 or email [email protected]  

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.