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Thriving in Disruption

Recognized for his ability to identify and implement strategies to maintain relevance in today’s rapidly evolving business world, Bruce Himelstein delivers valuable insight to help individuals and organizations in any workplace or industry build and maintain a successful brand, develop a culture of service and employee loyalty and harness talent to effectively foster innovation and workplace wellbeing.

Bruce Himelstein

Hospitality to Healthcare | Former Exec. of Ritz Carlton and Marriott Hotels

Whether it’s the hospitality industry, financial services or healthcare, Bruce Himelstein’s range of experience qualifies him to cover a number of topics, including the importance of developing a culture of innovation and creativity, workplace wellbeing, and corporate leadership and team-building.

As Corporate Vice President of Sales and Marketing for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Bruce Himelstein successfully implemented the renewal and transformation of the trusted luxury brand, with his groundbreaking “Blow The Dust Off The Lion and Crown” campaign. An inductee into The American Marketing Association Hall of Fame, Bruce’s work with the Ritz-Carlton was featured prominently in the New York Times bestseller, The New Gold Standard. Bruce is credited with leading some of the travel and hospitality industry’s most prestigious domestic and global brands during a 30+ year illustrious career.  More than just offering highly experienced and incredibly savvy consulting and facilitation services, Bruce is a well regarded professional speaker with a passion for speaking to audiences in hospitality, real estate and property management and healthcare. Successful at every level of his career, Bruce now helps growing and established businesses to new levels of success.

Background

  • Former Executive of Ritz-Carlton, Loews, and Marriott Hotels
  • Recognized as “one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing” by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
  • Passionately worked to improve healthcare by serving on the Shady Grove Hospitals Board of Directors
  • Served on the board of a Maryland hospital for more than 2 years and has been a guest speaker for numerous healthcare organizations.
  • Sought out for his service lens on the current healthcare challenges.

Topics

Thriving in Disruption

Recognized for his ability to identify and implement strategies to maintain relevance in today’s rapidly evolving business world, Bruce Himelstein delivers valuable insight to help individuals and organizations in any workplace or industry build and maintain a successful brand, develop a culture of service and employee loyalty and harness talent to effectively foster innovation and workplace wellbeing.

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Testimonial

As a hospital president committed to creating exceptional patient experiences, I found Bruce Himelstein's insights, keen sensibility, practical recommendations and candid input proved a valuable contribution to our patient-centered care journey." He saw things through a "different lens" which enriched our perspective on patient/consumer experience. As a board member, he listened and learned about our unique circumstances. Then Bruce challenged and encouraged us to identify opportunities and to expand the use of proven hospitality approaches into our healthcare delivery settings." Thank you Bruce for sharing your talent with me and the SGAH leadership team.

— CEO, Shady Grove Hospital, Rockville, MD