First Posted: 4/1/2012

John Metz accepts PSU appointment

John Metz, executive chairman for Metz Culinary Management, Dallas, has accepted the appointment as the next Walter J. Conti Professor of Hospitality Management in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development for the spring 2012 semester.

The Conti Professorship Program recognizes leaders within the hospitality industry and invites them to visit the school to interact with students and faculty and present guest lectures.

Metz began his career in the food service management industry in 1967 with the founding of Custom Management Corporation.

Custom Management Corporation was acquired by Morrison’s Hospitality Group, during which John Metz oversaw the growth of more than 900 accounts.

In 1993, Metz was awarded franchise rights from T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant chain and currently operates 13 franchises across New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

In 1994, Metz introduced Metz and Associates, Ltd., the management company for dining services, which expanded into facilities management in 2000.

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