Michael O'Fallon Named Director of Marketing for ICHRIE


Faculty Michael O'FallonDirector of the School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management Dr. Michael O'Fallon was recently named Director of Marketing for the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education (ICHRIE).

Since its founding in 1946, the ICHRIE has been a global advocate for improving the quality of hospitality and tourism education in schools and universities around the world.  The ICHRIE functions as a networking platform for members to meet and exchange ideas, products, services, and research in areas relevant to education within the hospitality and tourism industry.

After receiving his Master of Business Administration degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Washington State University, O’Fallon worked as the district manager for two restaurants in Pullman, Wa. and Moscow, Idaho. Later, O’Fallon returned to Washington State University in order to pursue his Ph.D. in Management, which he received in 1997. 

In August 2006, O’Fallon began working at JMU, bringing with him the experience he gained from being a member of ICHRIE. “I joined ICHRIE when I was in graduate school.  My mentor advised that I should attend the 2005 ICHRIE conference as I was on the job market.  At the conference, I was able to begin networking with many individuals from various schools. I have been a member ever since—and the knowledge I have gained from the ICHRIE is immeasurable,” he says.

Published: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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