On behalf of the Board of Directors, the following changes are announced.
Please join us in extending best wishes to General Manager, Tom Inglis ’70, who is retiring from The Cornell Club in November 2015. Tom has been the General Manager since 1991.
Craig Lasnier has been promoted to General Manager of The Club. Craig joined The Club 24 years ago as the Assistant Manager, and is a familiar face to our Members. Timothy Della Pace will assume the new position of Director of Operations.
Please join us in bidding Tom farewell and congratulating Craig and Tim on their promotions.
|Tom Inglis '70:
Please join us in extending best wishes to Tom Inglis ’70, who is retiring from The Cornell Club in November 2015. Tom has been the General Manager of The Cornell Club since 1991. Before his nearly 25 years here at The Club, Tom was the General Manager of the Harrison Conference Center in Glen Cove, NY.
Tom is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Class of 1970. When he first joined The Club in 1991, he described The Club by stating: “We Cornellians can be very proud. This is a great facility and quite elegant. In time, we’ll make some changes perhaps subtle, to make it even more satisfying for our Members. Our Members are our most important concern.” Tom has attained and continues to strive toward these goals, leaving a lasting legacy of always maintaining the highest level of service and product for our Members. He prides himself on being a “Hotelie,” and as an alumnus of the best hospitality program in the world, has upheld the integrity of The Club by managing all areas so that Members’ expectations are exceeded. His strong affinity for Cornell, both professionally and personally, is reflected in The Club’s continued success. Most recently, he worked hard with his management team and staff to win the status of “Platinum Club”, which is awarded to the top 50 city clubs across the nation.
Please join us in bidding Tom farewell as he enters into retirement. He will be sorely missed at The Club as a manager, mentor, and friend.
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Craig Lasnier to General Manager of The Cornell Club-New York, effective November 1, 2015. Craig joined The Club 24 years ago as Assistant Manager. Prior to joining The Cornell Club, Craig served as Director of Guest Services at the Harrison Conference Center in Glen Cove, NY.
Throughout his tenure at The Club, Craig has established a culture of community as he fostered relations with the University and the Club’s management team. Craig can often be found in the lobby, dining rooms, or meeting rooms, greeting Members and guests of The Club, as well as Cornell faculty, staff and Trustees. His roles behind the scenes are varied and allow The Club to run smoothly.
Craig is an active member of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) and a frequent contributor to New York Chapter events. He is also a member of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP). Craig and his wife Karen live on Long Island, where they enjoy being out on the water with friends and family. They are parents to Kristen, and Renee, (Human Ecology '09). Please join us in congratulating Craig in his new position!
|Timothy Della Pace:
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Timothy Della Pace, CCM to the position of Director of Operations, effective November 1, 2015. His new responsibilities include overseeing the Front Office, Engineering, and Housekeeping Departments. He will continue to oversee the Food and Beverage Department. In this new position, Timothy will be reporting directly to the General Manager, Craig Lasnier.
Tim joined The Club in 1997 as Food and Beverage Director. “I find it exciting to work in a distinct and challenging Club environment. I have welcomed the daily challenges presented by our diverse Membership. The Cornell Club presents a unique experience in the hospitality field by having a high percentage of employees that have been with the Club for many years, allowing for a family experience when away from home. The best day for me is when a special request comes from a Member and all employees involved are on the same page, let’s get it done!”
Timothy is a Member of Club Managers Association of America (CMAA), and became a Certified Club Manager in 2014. Timothy and his wife Susan live in Nesconset, NY and have two sons, Nicholas and Daniel. When not at The Club, Tim is an avid golfer and enjoys watching his sons play school sports and on a competitive travel level.