SJC Long Island To Host HTM Symposium and Networking Breakfast

November 05, 2015

Patchogue, N.Y. – November 5, 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, “Millennials: The Future of the Hospitality Industry,” on Friday, November 13 from 8-10 a.m. in the McGann Conference Center, located in O’Connor Hall at SJC Long Island in Patchogue, New York.

The program will include a networking breakfast, followed by a panel presentation and Q&A session by professionals in the hospitality industry. Panelists include Bryan DeLuca, executive director of Atlantis Holdings, LLC; James Ashley Johnston, vice president for acquisitions and development at The Engel Burman Group; and Alan Mindel, operating partner of Samar Hospitality. 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. 

“The IHTM Symposiums give students the opportunity to gain knowledge from the experience of professionals in their field,” said Tina Ferro, director of the IHTM at SJC Long Island. “Industry professionals willingly share their expertise in an open forum, giving students the chance to ask questions and network.” 

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. Through SJC Brooklyn, SJC Long Island and SJC Online, the College offers degrees in more than 45 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.