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Ron Swidler

Chief Innovation Officer
The Gettys Group

With a passion for pioneering ideas and new approaches to hospitality design, Ron brings more than two decades of experience to The Gettys Group as Principal in charge of branding. He is frequently asked to speak at industry events and has been quoted in numerous publications featuring his hospitality, design and branding expertise.

Ron 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. He 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.

Ron 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.

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