In October, ISTTE member Michael Sabitoni was awarded the Martin Oppermann Memorial Award for Lifetime Achievement. Given once every three years, this award recognizes and honors an individual who has provided significant service to ISTTE.
Michael began is role in ISTTE leadership in 1997 when he was first elected to the Board of Directors. He continued through and served in every capacity including conference chair in 2003. Michael completed his final office, Chairman of the Board, in 2013, but still remains an active member.
Michael is department chair for The Center for International Travel and Tourism Studies and The Center of Food & Beverage Management. He holds a master’s degree in Hospitality Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management; he is also a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE).