New York Times Best-Selling Author and Hotel Industry Expert Jacob Tomsky to Speak at Kent State

The Hospitality Management program at Kent State University is pleased to announce the 2015 Schwebel Lecture Series speaker. This year’s speaker is author Jacob Tomsky of The New York Times bestselling memoir, “Heads in Beds.” 

The Schwebel Lecture will take place Thursday, April 16, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Ritchie Hall, room 214, on the Kent Campus. Ritchie Hall is located at 225 Terrace Drive in Kent, Ohio. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public, and no reservations are required. 

Tomsky is a hotel industry expert who has been in the business for over a decade. Global Gurus noted him as one of the “World’s Top 30 Hospitality Professionals for 2014.” Tomsky’s vast experience in hotels has allowed him to work through all the ups and downs of the service industry. 

In his book, Tomsky pulled from his real-life experiences, amusing readers with his tales of various positions from serving as front deskman, valet parker, sheet folder and more. Readers of his book are presented to a full spectrum of hotel workings, from the inside and outside views. 

Currently, there are more than 300 undergraduate and graduate students in the Kent State Hospitality Management program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Program In Hospitality Administration (ACPHA). For more information about Kent State’s bachelor’s degree in hospitality management or master’s degree in hospitality and tourism management, visit

For more information on the Kent State Schwebel Lecture Series or to set up an interview with Tomsky, contact Swathi Ravichandran, Ph.D., coordinator of Kent State’s Hospitality Management program, at 330-672-7314 or

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Media Contacts:
Swathi Ravichandran,, 330-672-7314
Eric Mansfield,, 330-673-2797

POSTED: Thursday, March 26, 2015 11:45 AM
Updated: Friday, March 27, 2015 07:58 AM
Beth Thomas