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Katie Taylor to Receive ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award 2021

Kathleen Katie Taylor, long-time executive with Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 20th Annual Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) on 26-28 July 2021, in Los Angeles.

The prominent award is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the hospitality industry through their actions, deeds, and accomplishments.

Katie Taylor. Click to enlarge.

Katie served in a variety of senior leadership roles at Four Seasons from 1989-2013, including President & Chief Executive Officer from 2010-2013, and President & Chief Operating Officer from 2007-2010.

Katie currently serves as chair of the board of Royal Bank of Canada - the first woman to chair the board of a major Canadian bank when she was appointed in 2014. In addition, she serves on the boards of Air Canada, The Adecco Group, CPP Investment Board, SickKids Foundation, Hospital for Sick Children, McGill Universitys Principals International Advisory Board, and the Deans Advisory Council of the Schulich School of Business at York University. Katie is also CEO-in-Residence at the School of Business at Trent University.

Katie holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto. She is also a member of the Order of Canada.

ALIS Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

2021: Kathleen Taylor
2020: Robert L. Johnson
2019: Stewart Bainum, Jr.
2018: Thomas Pritzker
2017: Thomas J. Corcoran, Jr.
2016: Hasmukh P. (H.P.) Rama
2015: Bob Hazard
2014: Jack DeBoer
2013: Michael A. Leven
2012: Marilyn Carlson Nelson
2011: John C. Portman, Jr.
2010: Randell A. Smith
2009: Horst H. Schulze
2008: Stephen F. Bollenbach
2007: John Q. Hammons
2006: Michael Eisner
2005: Isadore Sharp
2004: Sam Barshop
2003: Bill Marriott
2002: Michael Rose

"Katie Taylor was instrumental in pushing forward Isadore Sharps vision of Four Seasons becoming a complete global brand as she blended her legal proficiency with the knowledge gained from working with Mr. Sharp, one of the hotel industrys iconic pioneers, said Jeff Higley, President of The BHN Group, which operates ALIS. She utilized this expertise to break the glass ceiling and become the leader of a major luxury hotel brand in an industry that has had few women CEOs. Much of the companys long-term success has benefitted from Katies influence, and we believe she inspires all leaders to realize acquiring multiple skillsets, putting in hard work, and possessing a hospitable mindset can result in a successful, illustrious, and rewarding career path in the hotel industry.

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