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Hospitality Week Hall of Fame

2021 Inductees

Douglas N. Dreher
President & CEO
The Hotel Group

Joe Fugere
Founder & CEO
Tutta Bella

Brian McGinnis
Owner
Pinnacle Real Estate LLC

Julie Purnell
Managing Director and Advisory Leader – West Division
CBRE Hotels Advisory

2020 Inductees

Ivar Haglund
B. March 21, 1905-D. Jan. 30, 1985
Founder
Ivar’s Restaurants
Induction Video

Jan Hazelton
VP of Development – Europe and the Americas
Kerzner International
Induction Video

Dr. Bill Maynard
Founder and CEO, retired
The Effectiveness Institute
Induction Video

Tom Norwalk
President and CEO
Visit Seattle
Induction Video

Andy Olsen
Senior Vice President
Columbia Hospitality
Induction Video

Dr. Denney G. Rutherford
B. March 24, 1942-D. Feb. 11, 2015
Ivar Haglund Endowed Chair and Professor Emeritus
WSU School of Hospitality Business Management
Induction Video

H.S. Wright III
Chairman and Founder
Seattle Hospitality Group
Induction Video

2019 Inductees

Ted Baseler
President and CEO, retired
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
Induction Video

Patrick Foley
Chairman and CEO, retired
DHL Express

Gretchen Mathers
April 2, 1941 – Aug. 7, 2007
Operating Partner
Schwartz Brothers Restaurants
Induction Video

Bill Newman
Oct. 3, 1935 – June 18, 2018
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Westin Hotels and Resorts

Terry Umbreit
Professor Emeritus
WSU School of Hospitality
Induction Video

2018 Inductees

Joseph Bradley
Aug. 1906 – May 1982
Professor
WSU Hotel and Restaurant Administration
Induction Video

Rick Ellingson
President, retired
Bargreen Ellingson
Induction Video

George Forbes
Owner/Publisher
Portland Visitor’s Map
Induction Video

Chris Marker
President/CEO, retired
The Hillhaven Corporation
Induction Video

Harry Mullikin
April 27, 1927 – May 3, 2011
Chairman/CEO
Westin Hotels
Induction Video

Peter Smith
Chief Operating Officer, retired
Canyon Ranch
Induction Video

Georgina Tucker
Jan. 14, 1911 – Nov. 2, 2014
Director of Housekeeping
Westin Century Plaza Hotel
Induction Video

Class of 2017 – Inaugural Inductees

John Ascuaga
Former Owner, Emeritus Chairman
Nugget Hotel-Casino

Jerry Burtenshaw
Chairman
ABC Services
Induction Video

Dwight Call
Jan. 2, 1930 – July 11, 2018
President, retired
Westin Hotels and Resorts
Induction Video

Larry Culver
Chairman and Ceo, retired
Inn Ventures Inc.
Induction Video

Tom Drumheller
Aug. 15, 1953 – Sept. 17, 2017
Chief Executive Officer
Escape Lodging
Induction Video

Dr. Lothar Kreck
April 29, 1927 – April 8, 2017
Professor Emeritus
WSU School of Hospitality Business Management
Induction Video

Don Smith
Feb. 4, 1929 – Nov. 29, 2016
Professor Emeritus
WSU School of Hospitality Business Management
Induction Video