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Dawn L. McGiffen

National Center for Hospitality Studies

B.S. – University of Louisville
Dawn McGiffen is an award-winning educator with over 15 years of experience in the classroom and over 30 years of senior-level management experience in the lodging industry. She is a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the National Restaurant Association, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, Women in Lodging and the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education.

  • Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
  • Certified Rooms Division Executive (CRDE)
  • Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)
  • Certified Hospitality Supervisor (CHS)
  • 2012 Anthony G. Marshall Award for Outstanding Educator

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