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Ms. Kimberly Tranter

Johnson & Wales University-Denver

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Johnson & Wales University-Denver


Kimberly A. Tranter, MBA, CHE, serves as Associate Professor & Director of Resort, Lodging, Tourism, and Event Management Programs in the Hospitality College of Johnson & Wales University in Denver. She began her academic career in 2000 at the University of Denver.

She possesses over a dozen years of hotel executive management experience, culminating in her position as Asst. Vice President of Marketing for Sage Hospitality Resources in Denver. As a member of an operations team, she directed the revenue generation efforts for a portfolio of a dozen hotels from New York to California. She left Sage to launch a very successful hospitality executive search and marketing firm.

Kim is the lead author for the textbook entitled An Introduction to Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry: Principles and Practices for the Real World published by Pearson Prentice Hall.

She is a frequent speaker and trainer for hospitality organizations including the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Assn, the Intl Assn of Assembly Managers, the Club Managers Assn of America, the Rocky Mountain Council of Hospitality, Restaurant, and Institutional Educators, the Hospitality Human Resource Assn, HSMAI, Visit Denver, and the U.S. Olympic Committee FLAME program for young athletes. She resides in Highlands Ranch.