Ron Swidler received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and is affiliated with the Hospitality Leadership Advisory Board at Kendall College and the DePaul University, Driehaus College of Business Advisory Board. Ron also has served as an adjunct professor at Kendall College School of Hospitality; Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France; Institut Paul Bocuse, Shanghai, China; and Haaga Helia University, Helsinki, Finland. Ron has been a guest lecturer at the Kellogg School of Business and NHTV University in Breda, Netherlands. He has been a keynote speaker at a number of industry conferences, including the HNN Data Conference, BITAC Global, HD Summit, and GastroPro Europe. He also has appeared as a guest on several radio shows and podcasts, including TravelingGlenn, The Savvy Traveler, and more.