6 February 2024 • Alums Martin MSM ’23 Continues Exploration of Hospitality Industry

Hayley Martin MSM ’23 accepts position at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. 

Following her graduation from HWS’ Master of Science in Management program, Hayley Martin MSM ’23 accepted a position as a people and culture coordinator at one of Pittsburgh’s top hotels, the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh.

"Through different classes, I gained a broad knowledge of the business field which helps immensely.” Hayley Martin MSM ’23

In her human resources role at the four-star, boutique hotel, she interacts with all the company’s employees. “I enjoy recruiting and having new members join our team. It really is a family here at the Hotel Monaco and being the first point in the onboarding process is the best.”

Martin credits the MSM program with her self-confidence and success in the role. “We did multiple presentations in each of our classes like Marketing, Management Strategies and Organizational Development,” Martin explains. “Getting in front of the class and developing my public speaking skills took work and practice and made me more confident after graduating. Also, through different classes, I gained a broad knowledge of the business field which helps immensely.”

Prior to this position, Martin served as a payroll coordinator for Aimbridge Hospitality, also located in Pittsburgh, where she developed skills in organization, finance and teamwork.

While earning her undergraduate degree from Wells College, where she majored in business and minored in hospitality management, Martin worked for Hershey Entertainment and Resorts Company in its Employee Experience division. During her time at Wells, she also served as a financial intern for Vector Controls and was marketing manager at the student-run café, The Grind.

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