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Industry Forum

Julie Fesenmaier

Associate Director for Research and Sponsored Projects Cochran Center for Research and Doctoral Programs Fox School of Business | School of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Temple University

Fox School of Business | Temple University Julie Fesenmaier brings creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit to her position as Associate Research Director of the Cochran Center for Research and Doctoral Programs at the Fox School of Business and the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. Throughout her career in academe, Julie is passionate about blending theory and practice as she works with Fox School Stakeholders – students, faculty, business and community leaders.

At the Cochran Center, Julie works with faculty to identify and develop research proposals and new funding opportunities for the two schools. She is part of the Fox School's leadership team that directs their planning and visioning initiatives. She coordinates the Fox School Business Leadership Forum engaging the business sector with the university.

The Cochran Center values the contributions made by our research faculty to the larger society and the link they create between our educational mission and our larger mission to engage the world around us. Their goal is to become a leader in business and management research and community engagement to better serve our constituents – students, faculty, industry and the people of Pennsylvania. The Cochran Center provides support for faculty research through access to data, information about grants and review and presentation of research output both internally and to our larger group of constituents.

Christopher M. Hager, PE, LEED AP

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services

Langan Engineering & Environmental Services Mr. Hager joined Langan heads the site/civil engineering and land development departments of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services. He has served both private and publicsector clients in land development and urban redevelopment throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and in Europe. Notable urban projects include The Irish Hunger Memorial (Battery Park City, N.Y.), the Glasshouses for Living Collections at The New York Botanical Garden (Bronx, N.Y.), "Empty Sky" – New Jersey September 11th Memorial (Liberty State Park, N.J.), Jersey Garden's Mall (Elizabeth, N.J.) and the Capital Improvement and Infrastructure Master Plan and Strategic Revitalization Plan (Camden, N.J.).

Mr. Hager is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) locally and nationally. He sits on the Philadelphia District Council's Executive Committee and Governance Committee and serves as past Membership Chair and Urban Marketplace 2009 Co‐Chair. He is active in ULI's national Urban Development and Mixed‐Use Council. He is former Treasurer and Program Committee Co‐Chair of the ULI Northern New Jersey Chapter; and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Chi Epsilon engineering honor society. Langan has been providing environmentally sound solutions for development and redevelopment projects for almost 40 years. Moreover, Langan's internal "Green Team" efforts have resulted in progressive sustainable practices in all firm locations and the LEED AP certification of more than 125 Langan professionals. Their commitment to sustainability, notable green projects, and diverse engineering and environmental capabilities helped ENR magazine rank Langan among its top 30 "Green Design" firms.

Sandra LeBlanc

General Manager, Philadelphia Marriott Airport Hotel

Philadelphia Marriott Airport Hotel Marriott International, Inc. is a leading lodging and hospitality company that develops, operates, and franchises hotels, corporate housing and related lodging facilities worldwide. Marriott's® Strategy for Contributing to Environmental Conservation: Both in their hotels and beyond, Marriott seeks to understand and act on the direct and indirect environmental impacts of their business operations. Their goals include: Further reducing energy and water consumption by 25% per available room by 2017; greening our $10 billion supply chain; expanding our green hotel development tenfold over the next five years; educating and inspiring associates and guests to support the environment and addressing environmental challenges through innovative initiatives including rainforest protection and water conservation (www.marriott.com, 2011).