Kimberly Tranter

Associate Professor,  College of Hospitality Management

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I teach multiple hospitality management courses, including Supervision for Food Service Professionals, Event Leadership and Planning, Hotel Strategy Marketing & Brand Management and more.”


Kim Tranter is an associate professor in the College of Hospitality Management at JWU Denver. She teaches graduate and undergraduate hospitality programs.

Tranter possesses over a dozen years of hotel executive management experience, culminating in her position of Assistant Vice President of Marketing for Sage Hospitality Resources in Denver, where she directed the revenue generation of a portfolio of over a dozen hotels nationwide. She departed Sage to launch her own successful hospitality executive search and marketing firm.

Tranter currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association, serving as Education Director. She also serves as the Director of Student Affairs on the board of the Denver Chapter of the National Association for Catering and Events. In 2008, she was named one of HSMAI’s 2008 Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in Hospitality and Travel.

She is the lead author for the textbook titled “An Introduction to Revenue Management for the Hospitality Industry” (Pearson Prentice Hall).

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Business Administration degree. She obtained her Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE) designation from the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA).

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Public Facility Management


  • AH&LA Certified Hospitality Educator (CHE)

Awards and Honors

  • 2013: Colorado Hotel & Lodging Association “Peach of a Pal” Award
    Bestowed upon an individual who has contributed greatly to the success of the tourism and lodging industry.
  • 2010 & 2015: Johnson & Wales University Faculty Advisor Award
  • 2008: Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
    Named one of the Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing in Hospitality and Travel.

Sample Courses

  • FSM 3035: Supervision for Food Service Professionals
  • EVNT 6000: Event Leadership and Planning
  • EVNT 6020 Event Operations and Risk Management
  • HOSP 3075: Hotel Strategy Marketing & Brand Management
  • HOSP 3077: Revenue Management
  • HOSP 3440: Resort Management
  • HOSP 4015: Advanced Hospitality Sales Seminar