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Scott Brush's expertise and experience has been recognized by selection as a member of both Cayuga Hospitality Advisors (Cayuga) and the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC).


SCOTT W. BRUSH, ISHC

Education  
Durham University - Durham, England
Master of Science in Management Studies,
December 1975
Cornell University - Ithaca, New York
Bachelor of Science in Hotel Administration,
June 1970
Professional History
 
 

Brush & Company - 1993 to Present
Established Brush & Company to provide professional advisory services to the hospitality industry with more senior executive involvement than is possible in a larger organization.

 

Florida International University - 2004 to Present
Adjunct lecturer in the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Annually instruct a graduate seminar course entitled Asset Management in the Hospitality Industry in the Spring semester. Developed a distance learning version of the same course beginning in Fall 2005..

 

Nova-Southeastern University - 1989 to 1995
Adjunct professor (part-time) in the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Management, a program aimed at the working professional already in the industry. Developed the four course accounting sequence and instructed the upper level courses: Managerial Accounting and Financial Management.

 

Pannell Kerr Forster/PKF Consulting - 1978 to 1993
Joined Harris, Kerr, Forster & Company as a consultant in April 1978. Elected Senior Principal at Pannell Kerr Forster in June 1985 and selected to head the Miami Management Advisory Services (MAS) division in January 1989. One of ten founding directors of this full-service consulting firm formed from the Management Advisory Services division of the predecessor CPA firm, CPA's. Headed the Miami regional office with responsibility for consulting and appraisal services throughout Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America.

 

Ramada Inns, Inc. - 1970-1972 and 1976 to 1978
After a short training period, became relief general manager for managers on vacation or terminated at seven properties. Assisted in the pre-opening personnel selection, training and opening of full service, mid-market hotels in five locations.

General Manager of the San Francisco International Airport location, supervised a complete renovation of the full service, mid-market hotel while maintaining an 80% occupancy level and surpassing the profit budget. Transferred to the Ramada Inn, Colorado Springs.

 

Navy Resale System - 1972-1974, 1976
Held the position of "Specialist" in the Personalized Services Branch of the Navy Resale System Office, a non-appropriated fund branch of the government. Responsible for a chain of 44 limited service hotels. Also compiled the first Manual of Operating Procedures for the on-base Navy Lodges.

After completion of the Master's program at Durham University, accepted a temporary position as Assistant Food and Beverage Manager at the NAS Alameda complex. Primarily responsible for the implementation of new training programs and food service concepts at this multi-location base.

 
Memberships/Activities/Publications  
    International Society of Hospitality Consultants - membership number 047

    Cayuga Hospitality Advisors - Regional Director, South Florida

    Cornell Hotel Society - national organization and South Florida chapter

    Academy of Travel and Tourism - Advisory Committee Treasurer - 1991 to 1999

    Society of Nova Hospitality Professionals - Associate Lifetime Member

    Top Hotel Consultants - 2007; Hotel & Motel Management magazine

    Top Hotel Consultants - 2008; Hotel & Motel Management magazine

 
Articles: 
bullet Developing a Hotel Business Plan: A How-To-Manual; Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly; June 1993
bullet Asset Managers Playing New Role in Hotels: South Florida Business Journal; February, 1994
bullet Lies, Damned Lies . . . . . . and Statistics: Guest Editorial; Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Administration Quarterly, February 1994
bullet The Caribbean Market; Hotel & Resort Industry; June 1987 Rethinking Your Business Plan; Hotel & Resort Industry, July 1994
bullet Hotel Owners & Developers Find Money is Plentiful: Hospitality Highlights, Third Quarter 1997
bullet Renovation, Refurbishment or Redevelopment: Is the Difference More than Semantics?; Lodging Hospitality; April 1998
 
   
   
   
   

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