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Marketa KubickovaSECSA President



Welcome to SECSA-CHRIE!

Dear SECSA-CHRIE Members,

It is my honor to be serving as new SECSA-CHRIE president for 2022-2023. I am looking forward to a very exciting year. I am honored to be working with a fantastic board of directors. Please join me in congratulating our new board members:

  • Director of Industry Relations - Kate Price Howard, Troy University
  • Director of Education - Kawon (Kathy) Kim, University of South Carolina
  • Director of Networking - Miranda Kitterlin-Lynch, Florida International University              

As well as those who are returning as our existing board members:

  • Immediate Past President - Lisa Cain, Florida International University
  • Vice-president - Andrea White-McNeil, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Director of Marketing - Wei Wang, University of Southern Mississippi
  • Director of Member Services & Development - Heather Lewis, Troy University    
  • Director of Research - Trishna Mistry, Florida State University
  • Secretary - Katerina Berezina, The University of Mississippi
  • Treasurer - Andrew Moreo, Florida International University         

We are very honored to have them and appreciate their willingness to serve our organization. We would like to take the time to also recognize and thank Tim Flohr, our past Director of Networking for his continued service to the federation.

We have the privilege to host our next annual SECSA-CHRIE conference in conjunction with Rosen College at University of Central Florida on March 10th and 11th, 2023 in sunny Orlando, Florida. This will be our first face-to-face conference in three years; bringing together students, faculty, and industry leaders. The conference will be filled with research seminars, industry panels, keynote speakers, and breakout rooms. Our goal is to continue to serve our constituents while increasing awareness, inclusion, and membership of our Southeast, Central and South America (SECSA) participants.

Marketa Kubickova




Greetings from the Southeast, Central and South American, and Caribbean (SECSA-CHRIE) Federation Board and our host institution, the University of Central Florida, Rosen College of Hospitality Management!
Please join us for our 8th Annual SECSA-CHRIE Conference from Friday, March 10th to Saturday, March 11th, 2023.
We hope you will consider attending this event and presenting an abstract for the conference proceedings. Federation members are strongly encouraged, and all members of ICHRIE are invited.
We are excited to announce a two-pronged academic focus for this conference and program: Research and Pedagogy. Attendees will be asked to submit works in hospitality and tourism, emphasizing hospitality and tourism research or pedagogical practices. Accordingly, this highlights a broad range of contemporary topics relevant to research, education, and industry practices in hospitality, tourism, and related fields of study.
Paper Submission and Notification Timeline:
Submission deadline – December 4th, 2022
Notice of acceptance – January 15th, 2023
Final abstracts due – February 7th, 2023
For questions regarding the Call for papers, please contact Dr. Trishna G. Mistry at [email protected]
or Dr. Marketa Kubickova at [email protected].



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