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North Eastern North American Federation CHRIE is the North Eastern region chapter of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Education. The North Eastern Federation is comprised of 13 of the 50 United States & all of Canada: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador. 

Be sure to stop by our website at www.nenachrie.com to keep up on all the activities we have in store!


Tracy Michaud, President of NENA



Greetings NENA Colleagues,

I am excited and honored to be your NENA President. I am an Associate Professor of Tourism and Hospitality at the University of Southern Maine and focus my scholarship on sustainable tourism development. I have enjoyed many years of ICHRIE NENA membership and have benefited from the conferences and networking. I am fortunate to have an amazing and dedicated group of NENA Executive Committee members to work with this year. Together we look forward to serving you, our members, by continuing to provide valuable networking, educational, and research opportunities.

We hope to welcome more colleagues from Canada as our NENA conference in April will take place in Portland, Maine (hosted by the University of Southern Maine) and this summer we will be in lovely (and cooler than Phoenix!) Montreal for the ICHRIE conference.  We will continue to bring you the Rise and Grind Series and hope to see you all online with your coffee in hand.

Please reach out with your ideas for helping our federation better serve your needs. Have a great year!


Tracy Michaud



NENA is excited to announce the first session of our popular Rise & Grind Series for 2023/24.  Please join us on Friday, 29 September at 11 AM ET for an important discussion on supporting students in crisis. 

  • Topic: I'm Fine. Everything's Fine: Supporting students in crisis while maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Speaker: Melanie Peele, MA, MED, LPC
  • Date: 29 September 2023 | 11:00 am
  • Please register to receive the Zoom Link


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