Like castell builders, athletes who collaborate to create human towers, Castell Project uses collaboration and training to raise the diverse members of its partners to new career heights.

Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit, provides hospitality companies tools and support to accelerate development of their high-potential women, the greatest source of future industry leaders.

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OUR BOARD

 

Peggy Berg
President
Castell Project
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Mary Beth Cutshall
SVP & Chief Business Development Officer
HVMG
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Chris Daly
President
Daly Gray
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Karen Johnson
President
Pinnacle Advisory Group West
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Eve Moore
Vice President of Operations
Legacy Ventures
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Fern Kanter
Executive Vice President
CHM Warnick
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Catherine Morgen
Partner
Morris, Manning & Martin
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Kirk Kinsell
Principal
Panther Ridge Partners
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Board of Advisors

 
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Andrea Belfanti
Executive Director
ISHC

Debby Cannon, Ph.D.
Director, School of Hospitality
Georgia State University

Chad Cooley
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
AWH Partners

Deborah Friedland
Managing Director
EisnerAmper, LLP

Leslie Pchola
Senior Vice President Operations
Hilton

Lynne Roberts
EVP – Capital Markets
Aimbridge Hospitality

Susan Sanders
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & CHRO
HVMG

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leadership development committee

 
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Karen Johnson, Lead
President
Pinnacle Advisory Group West

Corrine Abramson
Senior Director, Organizational Development
Choice Hotels

Denise Carpenter
Vice President & Managing Director – Development NW Region
Hilton Worldwide

Annmarie Fairweather
Senior Vice President, Global Talent
Wyndham Hotel Group (Retired)

John Hardy
CEO
John Hardy Group

Nala Holmes
Vice President
Pyramid Hotel Group

Eve Moore
Vice President of Hotel Operations
Legacy Ventures

Cicily Newby
Senior Regional Manager, Leadership & Talent
Hilton

Susan Sanders
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Resources Officer
HVMG

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Partners & Funding Committee

 
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Kirk Kinsell, Co-Lead
President
Panther Ridge Partners

Peggy Berg, Co-Lead
President
Castell Project

Chad Cooley
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
AWH Partners

Kate Henriksen
Senior Vice President
RLJ Lodging Trust

Terri Haack
President
Terranea Resort

Nala Holmes
Vice President
Pyramid Hotel Group

Susan Sanders
Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning & Resources Officer
HVMG

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PODIUM COMMITTEE

 
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Andrea Belfanti, Lead
Executive Director
ISHC

Douglas Artusio
Chairman & CEO
Dellisart, LLC

Mary Beth Cutshall
SVP & Chief Business Development Officer
HVMG

Chris Daly
President
Daly Gray

Rachel Humphrey
Interim President & CEO
AAHOA

Lee Hunter
COO
Hunter Hotels

Harry Javer
President
Conference Bureau

Leslie Pchola
Senior Vice President Operations
Hilton

Isabelle Rodriguez
Partner
Deloitte

Rachel Ugay
Conference Manager
BHN Burba Hotel Network

Jonathon Zink
Managing Director
BHN Burba Hotel Network

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RESEARCH COMMITTEE

 
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Corrine Abramson
Senior Director, Organizational Development
Choice Hotels

Peggy Berg
President
Castell Project, Inc.

Terri Haack
President
Terranea Resort

Lory Gayton
Senior Vice President, Americas Human Resources & Global Functions
IHG Intercontinental Hotels Group (Retired)

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MarComm Committee

 
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Chris Daly, Lead
President
Daly Gray

Andrea Belfanti
Executive Director
ISHC

Deborah Cox
Executive Assistant
Castell Project

Deborah Friedland
Managing Director
EisnerAmper

Kirk Kinsell
President
Panther Ridge Partners

Kim Lewandowski
Marketing Consultant

Eve Moore
Vice President of Hotel Operations
Legacy Ventures

Rachel Sisserson
Public Relations & Communications Consultant
Daly Gray

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CASTELL@COLLEGE

 
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Fern Kanter, Lead
Executive Vice President
CHMWarnick

Peggy Berg
President
Castell Project

Kelsey Bodenstab
Vice President Real Estate Acquisitions
Garrison Investment Group

Alice Campbell
Vice President
HVS Executive Search

Deborah Cox
Executive Assistant
Castell Project

Mary Jo Dolasinski
Assistant Professor
DePaul University

Andrea Foster
Senior Vice President – Development
Marcus Hotels and Resorts

Deborah Friedland
Managing Director
EisnerAmper, LLP

Rebeca Johnston
Managing Director
Emigrant Realty Finance

Nancy Medoff
Founder and CMO
AthenaWise Strategic Solutions

Donna Quadri-Felitti
Marvin Ashner Director and Associate Professor
Penn State University

Bill Reynolds
Senior Managing Director
MCS Capital

Meredyth Thomas
Director of Career Services and Employer Relations
Boston University School of Hospitality Administration

Kristen Townes
Vice President of Asset Management
Apple REIT