An associate professor at Johnson & Wales University, Kimberly Tranter teaches Event Management, Trade Show, Strategic Marketing, Revenue Management, Hospitality Human Resources, Resort Management, Managing Negotiations, and Hospitality Strategic Management. She also serves as Faculty Advisor to Johnson & Wales Hospitality Professionals, a student-run organization. She was awarded JWU Teacher of the Year in 2005.
Prior to joining the staff at JWU, Tranter taught in the Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management program and in the Women’s College, both at the University of Denver. She also worked for Sage Hospitality Resources in Denver and for Courtyard by Marriott Clarion, Registry, Radisson, and Holiday Inn properties. Since 1994 she has owned and operated Tranter Resources Hospitality Executive Search and Marketing Services, recruiting and consulting for a variety of hospitality organizations.
Tranter serves on the board of the Denver Chapter of Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association and the Scholarship Chair for the Front Range Chapter of Hospitality Technology and Financial Professionals and serves on the scholarship committee for Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association.