John S Lohr

John S Lohr

Director of Development - School Relations at Hosco
Lives in Barcelona, Spain
over 6 months ago

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International American with 8+ years of experience in 40+ countries. Lived/worked in USA, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand, India, Spain and Poland. Specialise in building international partnerships with universities / hotel companies / governments. Born and raised in Nebraska...yes, Nebraska!

Experience

  • Director of Development - School Relations

    Hosco - Geneva, Switzerland

    Management
    October 2015 - Now · 3 years and 3 months

    Building new partnerships with hotel schools, universities and hospitality associations for the best company on earth

  • International Marketing and Relationships Manager

    BHMS Business & Hotel Management School - Lucerne, Switzerland

    Sales & Marketing
    August 2014 - August 2015 · 1 year and 1 month

    Responsible for developing global partnerships and relationships with international hospitality schools

  • EuroCHRIE - Director of Membership

    International CHRIE - Poznań, Poland

    Management
    July 2013 - July 2015 · 2 years and 1 month

    Member of the EuroCHRIE board focus on membership development, enhancing EuroCHRIE membership benefits and industry networking

  • Education and Training Consultant - Europe

    American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute - Poznań, Poland

    Human Resources
    May 2011 - July 2014 · 3 years and 3 months

    Built partnerships with schools in Europe, promoted AHLEI certifications, conducted onsite trainings for students/professionals on intuitive guest service

  • VP Talent Acquisition

    ESI Executive Search International - Orlando, FL, United States

    Human Resources
    May 2010 - October 2010 · 6 months

    Provided bespoke recruitment services to top 5 star hotels at executive levels for leading hospitality recruitment company operating for over 35 years

  • Communication Consultant

    Evalueserve - New Delhi, India

    Human Resources
    August 2009 - October 2010 · 1 year and 3 months

    International client communications consultant worked with 2,000+ employees from India, China, Romania and Chile to strengthen intercultural communication

  • Guest Relations Manager

    Crowne Plaza Gurgaon - New Delhi, India

    Front Office concierge
    December 2008 - March 2009 · 4 months

    In charge of meeting and exceeding the expectations of guests from large US credit card companies and European and Asian airlines

  • Management Trainee

    Holiday Inn Resort Phi Phi Island - Udon Thani, Thailand

    Management Trainee
    December 2007 - December 2008 · 1 year and 1 month

    Held positions of Management Trainee, Guest Relations Executive, Night Auditor and Guest Relations Manager

  • Activities Director

    AVR Ferienanlagen - Göhren, Germany

    Recreation & Leisure
    May 2005 - October 2005 · 6 months

    Organized and managed outdoor activities for small chain of German hotels on the Island of Rügen

Education

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Hospitality Management

    Glion Institute of Higher Education [ EURHODIP - International Association supporting Hospitality and Tourism Education and Training ] - Glion-sur-Montreux, Switzerland

    January 2007 - January 2011

    In addition to studies: Bartender at PRAVDA Vodka Bar in Montreux, Student Council President, New Student Enrollment Leader

  • Business German Certification

    Deutsch in Deutschland - Berlin, Germany

    January 2002 - October 2002

  • BA in German and International Studies

    University of Nebraska Lincoln - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Lincoln, NE, United States

    August 2001 - May 2006

    In addition to studies: Sigma Nu Fraternity President, University of Nebraska Student Council

Languages

  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • German
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • French
    Limited working
    40%
  • Polish
    Limited working
    40%
  • Spanish
    Notions
    20%
  • Thai
    Notions
    20%
  • Hindi
    Notions
    20%

Skills

  • Business Development
  • International Relations
  • Intuitive Guest Service
  • Training
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