Steve Hood

Steve is Senior Vice President of Research for STR. He has been with STR for 27 years and is the Founding Director of the SHARE Center, STR’s program to support hospitality and tourism education with over 1,000 schools involved from 80 different countries. The STR SHARE Center provides hotel data for research and for use in the classroom as well as related resources including student certifications (the CHIA, obtained by over 35K, and the CAHTA), training programs, and student competitions. Steve serves on advisory boards and guest lectures for leading international hotel, tourism and real estate schools and has received several awards for his commitment to hospitality education.