The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management (Fritz Knoebel) at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business has added three new members to its Executive Advisory Board. Steve Haggerty, global head of capital strategy, franchising and select service at Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Dan Goodman, restaurateur in Chicago; and Peter Meyer, hotel investment executive, were named to the board this week.
“I’m delighted to welcome, Peter, Steve and Dan to the EAB,” said David Corsun, the school’s director and an associate professor. “They bring a wealth of industry experience, extensive professional networks and each is passionate about helping Fritz Knoebel continue to innovate, grow and improve. I am so appreciative of their commitment to the school and to Fritz Knoebel providing the highest quality hospitality education.”
In December 2016, Meyer was appointed CEO of a Southeast Asian hotel investment and development platform sponsored by a major private equity firm. Previously, he was the managing director of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc.’s Asia Pacific business since its inception in August 2008. Based in the region for over 25 years, Meyer has a wide range of lodging and real estate investment and development experience throughout Asia, including Australia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Micronesia, The Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Meyer graduated from DU’s Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management in 1984 and has an MBA from Harvard University.
Haggerty was selected global head of capital strategy, franchising and select service in August 2014. Haggerty is responsible for implementing Hyatt’s overall capital and franchising strategy and overseeing the select service business. Prior to assuming his current role, Haggerty served as executive vice president, global head of real estate and capital strategy from October 2012. In that role, Haggerty was responsible for implementing Hyatt’s capital strategy, managing the hotel asset base and providing support to development professionals around the world. Haggerty has been with Hyatt since 2007 when he joined the company as global head of real estate and development, overseeing the global development, feasibility and development finance and asset management teams. Before joining Hyatt, Haggerty spent 13 years serving in several positions of increasing responsibility with Marriott International, Inc., including finance, asset management and development roles in various locations around the world. Haggerty is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Goodman believes in the power of food bringing people together. After graduating from DU’s hospitality program, Dan launched his career with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Goodman continued his career and joined Shooting Star Jackson Hole Golf Club and Headwaters Club at Teton Springs, before returning to his hometown of Chicago. Goodman moved to the Windy City to be a part of the thriving culinary scene and has since owned and operated restaurants. Goodman lends his time and counsel as a director of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation’s Board. He graduated from Fritz Knoebel in 2008.
Established in 1946, the Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management prepares students for senior management positions in the fast-changing and competitive hospitality industry. Fritz Knoebel graduates have the in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to be successful in all aspects of the hospitality and tourism business.
Fritz Knoebel is one of the few hospitality schools in the world housed within a business college and has received the highest mark of distinction in business education: accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.