East Carolina University hospitality leadership professor Dr. George Fenich received the Educator Honoree Award at the 2015 Professional Convention Management Association awards ceremony April 8 in Washington, D.C.
The honorees have “career paths and accomplishments that both inspire and guide their peer communities,” said PCMA president and CEO Deborah Sexton. “While their past leadership has been instrumental in advancing our industry, their present and future leadership endeavors will help us ensure conventions, trade shows and conferences continue to serve as the critical adult education channel.”
Fenich has published more than 40 research articles and studies, including the Millennials study related by PCMA in 2012. He has authored/edited more than 10 textbook publications, contributed to chapters in six other textbooks, published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, contributed more than 30 articles to conference proceedings and presented papers at more than 70 professional meetings. He served 15 years in the hospitality industry before joining higher education in 1985.
Fenich has also served, and continues to serve, on a number of industry-related committees, including the PCMA Faculty Task Force, PCMA Student Task Force, Meeting Professionals International Foundation Board, Destination Marketing Association International Faculty Task Force, and the PCMA Annual Meeting Program Committee.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY-Cortland, a master’s from Rennsalaer Polytechnic University and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University.
Fenich was one of three selected nationwide for this year’s award.
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–Jennifer Brezina, College of Business