Austin Kick is a junior in The School of Hotel Administration from Centerville, OH. Growing up, he found his passion for hospitality while working in restaurants throughout high school and taking part in his high school's culinary arts program. Austin's involvement with Hotel Ezra Cornell began his freshman year as a Programs
Manager for HEC 94 and continued when he served as the Media & IT Assistant Director for HEC 95.
This year as HEC 96 Programs & Innovation Director, Austin is excited to lead two collaborative teams that bring together some of the brightest hospitality leaders and lead all video production. He is active in other Hotel School organizations, serving as Vice President of Outreach & Communications for The Grid: Hospitality X Design Club, a member of Hotel School Ambassadors, and is involved in the Hotel Leadership Development Program at Statler Hotel.
Austin spent this past summer as a Business Operations Intern for Wings Over working on the road going to store locations across the East Coast leading the rollout of a new menu. He learned about the impact that a significant change can have on operations, as well as the data and financial reporting associated with it. Austin was also exposed to hiring new teams, creating equity research reports, implementation, and subsequent training on a new point of sales system for all corporate stores.