Oral History with Howard Feiertag, November 2, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Title

Oral History with Howard Feiertag, November 2, 2014 (Ms2015-007)

Description

Howard Feiertag, an instructor of hospitality and tourism management in the Pamplin College of Business, has been a Virginia Tech faculty member since 1989. In 2015 he was awarded one of the Top 30 CMP Influencers Award, which recognizes the top 30 professionals in the global meetings and events industry. Before joining the university, he was a senior vice president at Servico, a hotel management company based in West Palm Beach. His 30 years in the hospitality industry include serving as the first convention bureau manager in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Orlando, Florida. His many professional honors include induction to the Convention Industry Council Hall of Fame and the Lifetime Achievement award from the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International. Feiertag, who was among the first to receive the CMP designation in 1985, earned a bachelor’s degree at Michigan State University.

In his oral history, Feiertag discusses his childhood in Brooklyn, New York, in the 1930s and 40s, his long career in the military and hospitality industry, his homosexual experiences as a young man in the 1950s and 60s, his relationship of nearly 50 years and his life in the Virginia Tech community.

Date

Identifier

Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_FeiertagHoward

Bibliographic Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Virginia Tech LGBTQ Oral History Collection, Ms2015-007, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Interviewer

Claire Gogan

Narrator

Howard Feiertag

Location

The Inn at Virginia Tech

Duration

02:17:06

Citation

“Oral History with Howard Feiertag, November 2, 2014 (Ms2015-007),” VT Special Collections and University Archives Online, accessed July 7, 2020, http://digitalsc.lib.vt.edu/Ms2015-007/Ms2015-007_VTLGBTQ_FeiertagHoward.