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Malcolm Noden at First Presbyterian Church Fernandina Beach

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Malcolm A. Noden, who is the (Retired) Senior Lecturer in Management, Economics, Marketing and Tourism at the School of Hotel Administration, at Cornell University, is a well known expert in the applied economics of hospitality and tourism policy, promotion and development.

During his thirty-two year tenure at the Hotel School at Cornell, Mr. Noden taught several courses including, Resort & Condominium Management, Airline Management, Franchising, and two tourism policy and development seminars. Noden’s publications include a series of articles detailing the Federal tax and partnership consequences of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, in the Cornell Hotel & Restaurant Quarterly, in which new forms of ownership and asset based management, were explored.

He has had many years’ experience in the operational aspects of the travel industry having been both an owner, and a manager of wholesale and retail travel agencies in the United States. He has had managerial experience in large international agencies as Thomas Cook & Sons, Ltd. and American Express Company, Inc.

Noden is also a consultant to several major companies in the private sector
Including, Banco Nacional de Mexico, American Airlines, and several resort hotels, both in the Caribbean and the United States.

His consultancies include Kiawah Island, South Carolina, SMA Global, Beverly Hills, California, and USA Partners LLC., Ponte Vedra, Florida and Accor Hotels, Paris France. His public sector clients include the Government of Guam, the City of Kaga, Japan, & the Japanese Ministry of Education.

Noden is the Managing Director of Cayuga Hospitality Advisors the world’s largest hospitality industry network of consultants providing a wide range of services and assistance to governments, and hotel, resort, restaurant, clubs, casino and food service owners and operators worldwide. In addition; he is the Managing Editor of the Cayuga Hospitality Review, the quarterly e-journal of the consultancy.

Noden is the past Chairman of the New York State Tourism Education
Task force, an advisory board appointed by former Governor George Pataki of New York. Noden serves on the editorial board of TEOROS International, a theoretical research journal for education in tourism, and was the Cornell University representative to, and a founding member of, the World Tourism Organization, Educational and Training Board.

Noden is the immediate past President of the Board of Directors of Sutton Place Behavioral Health of Amelia Island, and currently serves as the Chair of the Vision Into Action Group, (VIA), which was appointed by the members of Nassau County, (Florida), Commission to develop and recommend specific strategies for the future of Nassau County over the next 25 years.

He is an Elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Fernandina Beach, and immediate past chair of its Communications Committee, and a Stephen Leader & Minister. He lives with his wife Barbara, a retired physical therapist, on Amelia Island, Florida.

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