Greg Plank’s diverse hospitality career spans more than 50 years, beginning as a receiving clerk at the Barclay Hotel in Philadelphia. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Administration. He worked in advertising for hotel clients in New York in account management and some creative work. Greg moved to Boston to work with: Sheraton Corporation as Manager of Food and Beverage Marketing and Director of Marketing for Sheraton’s Franchise Division.
His career has included: General Manager of a full service hotel, Vice President of Operations and Development for Sheraton Inns, Inc. and Hawthorn Suites, Vice President of Marketing for Ramada, and Executive Vice President-Franchise for Forte Hotels North America, and President of Forte Hotels-South America. Greg recently served as President of Country Hearth Inns and Suburban Lodges of America. He is presently President of Genesis Creative Solutions a marketing, service, and lodging consulting firm.
Greg is the author of two books:
Many companies in the hotel industry claim they practice diversity in their hiring practices. When questioned about how many Black people they employ, most companies can back up their hiring outcomes with data. That’s all well and good, but what’s missing in most employment demographics is a measurement of how inclusive the company is not read more
Imagine holding a conference on racism, diversity and inclusion in Corporate America and seeing your event invaded by outsiders shouting racial epithets and vulgarities while flying both the Nazi and American flags. Actually, there is no need to imagine it because it happened earlier this month during a digital event organized by the founders of read more