"It's the right thing to do, and now's the time to do it. It's doable, achievable, and we can afford it." Joseph E. Spinnato
|IH&RA – the International Hotel & Restaurant Association – is the only global business organization representing the hospitality industry worldwide. Officially recognized by the United Nations, IH&RA monitors and lobbies all international agencies on behalf of this industry, estimated to comprise 300,000 hotels and 8 million restaurants, employ 60 million people and contribute 950 billion USD annually to the global economy.|
The IH&RA is run on a not-for-profit basis with a team led by a Director General. It is governed by a General Assembly and a Board of Directors.
Joseph E. Spinnato
Hotel Association of New York City, INC
Joseph E. Spinnato is President and CEO of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., which represents over 200 hotels, employs over 30,000 people, and generates billions of dollars in revenues for the City. He served as Fire Commissioner of New York City during the Koch administration, as First Assistant to the Special Prosecutor for Nursing Homes, and First Assistant to the District Attorney at the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of City Harvest, the Cardinal’s Committee for Charity, Board of Directors of Just One Break, Inc., Board of Directors of the Big Apple Greeters, Inc., and the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. He also serves on the Board of Governors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (Jacob K. Javits Convention Center). A quintessential New Yorker, Spinnato was born in Queens and attended public schools there until he entered LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York. He graduated St. John’s University in Hillcrest and received his law degree from the University of Miami Law School in Coral Gables, Florida
|JOSEPH E. SPINNATO|
For the past twenty-five years, Joseph E. Spinnato has been directly involved in the betterment of life in and for New York. In his current capacity as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hotel Association of New York City, Inc., he brings to this venerable association a new image and direction. He has moved the one hundred twenty-five year old organization into a more active and visible role in the city. The Association represents more than 200 hotels, employs more than 30,000 people and generates billions of dollars in revenues for the city.
In 1982, then Mayor Edward I. Koch appointed Mr. Spinnato as the Fire Commissioner of New York City. As Fire Commissioner, a position he held for 5 years prior to his appointment to the Hotel Association, Spinnato was responsible for the fire protection of the city and its 7 1/2 million residents. Before joining the Fire Department, Mr. Spinnato served as First Assistant to the Special Prosecutor for Nursing Homes for 5 years. Previously, he was at the Nassau County District Attorney's Office for 10 years serving as First Assistant to the District Attorney and also Chief of the Rackets Bureau.
Mr. Spinnato's humanitarian interests are extensive and varied. He is a Knight of Malta and is now the Lieutenant of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of the Eastern Lieutenancy. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors of City Harvest, the Cardinal's Committee for Charity, Board of Directors of Just One Break, Inc., Board of Directors of the Big Apple Greeters, Inc., and the Board of Trustees of St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. He received the 1989 Human Relations Award from the American Jewish Committee, in 1990 he received the Cardinal's Award from His Eminence John Cardinal O'Connor, in 1992 he received the Jerusalem Founders Man of the Year Award from the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem, and in 2001 he received the International Brotherhood Award from Bikor Cholim Hospital, also in Jerusalem.
In 1987 Mr. Spinnato received an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law Degree from St. John's University, and in 1991 Governor Mario Cuomo appointed Mr. Spinnato to the Board of Governors of the New York Convention Center Operating Corporation (Jacob K. Javits Convention Center), a position he still holds.
A quintessential New Yorker, Spinnato was born in Queens and attended public schools there until he entered LaSalle Military Academy in Oakdale, New York. He graduated St. John's University in Hillcrest and received his law degree from the University of Miami Law School in Coral Gables, Florida. Mr. Spinnato is married to the former Madeline Romano, a graduate of St. John's University at Hillcrest. They have one daughter, Janine, who graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, and from St. John's University School of Law. Her husband, Sean P. Leyden, is also an attorney and is with the law firm of Garfunkel, Wild & Travis. They have two children, Sean Joseph and Jason Michael.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/sbs/wf1/html/bios/spinnato.shtml (Proof Positive)
|V. The Order of the Holy Sepulchre today|
Responsibility for the Order is entrusted by the Pope to a Cardinal who bears the title of Grand Master. He holds all necessary powers except the power to amend the constitution, which is the prerogative of the Pontiff.
H. M. R. Cardinal John Patrick FOLEY
Grand Master of the Order
The Grand Magisterium currently consists of the following:
Grand Master of the Grand Magisterium
S. Em. Rme / Z.H. Em. le Cardinal / Kardinaal John Patrick FOLEY
Grand Master Emeritus of the Grand Magisterium
S. Em. Rme / Z.H. Em. le Cardinal / Kardinaal Carlo FURNO
The members of the Grand magisterium
Chev.Gr.Cr. Joseph E. SPINNATO