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University of Delaware - Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics

William Sullivan

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Title Adjunct Faculty
Email billsull@nospam638c08239410e.udel.edu


Bill Sullivan, CHTP+, MS  joined the department of Hospitality and Sport Business Management as an adjunct instructor in 1990. In 2004, Bill joined the Shaner Hotel Group as the Managing Director of the Courtyard by Marriott – Newark at the University of Delaware. He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, with a B.S. in Business Administration/Operations Management, and a 2015 M.S. in Hotel Data Management from the UD Lerner College of Business and Economics. In 2010, Bill was presented the Alumni Award of Excellence from the Lerner College.

Bill  retired early from the DuPont Company in 2004 in Wilmington, Delaware after 31 years of service, and has spent considerable portions of his career in DuPont’s hospitality, facilities  and real estate operations. Bill was the Director of Hospitality for DuPont Hospitality, with management responsibility for the Hotel du Pont, the DuPont Country Club and the Playhouse Theater, in prior assignments Bill was the Global Real Estate Director and site manager of several DuPont office and laboratory sites.

Bill is extremely active in the hospitality industry as member of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals and is a Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP), earned a  Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA) and is a Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE). Bill has been active in that group’s annual industry technology show, HITEC since 1990, Bill has presented to the AH&LA Convention, the HFTP Controllers Conference, the HFTP Annual Convention, the State of Pennsylvania Tourism Board, the State of Ohio Restaurant Association, the Preferred Hotels Annual Membership Meeting, the State of Delaware Hotel Motel Association, New Jersey Club Managers Association, and numerous other industry trade shows.

Bill is on the Board the Delaware Hotel & Lodging Association, and was past chairman, and is current Chairman of the Board of the Greater Wilmington Convention & Visitors Bureau. Also serves as a founding Board member for the Delaware Sports Commission. Bill is on the Advisory Board of the Mary Campbell Center, and currently president of the Newark Morning Rotary Club.