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James R. Berndt          

CHS Class of 1974


CHS ’74
National Honor Society, Student Council (3,4-President), Wrestling (3,4-Co- Captain) Junior Year:, Set the U.S. record for fastest pin (6 seconds) @ 187 pounds, Personal Record-14-3, Team was 16-1 & Merrimack Valley Conference Champions; Senior Year: Lowell Holiday Champion, 4th Place (State Tournament), Merrimack Valley Conference All-Star, CHS Most Valuable Wrestler, Most Team Points, Most Team Pins, Personal Record-29-5, Career Record-43-8, Team was 17-1-1 & Merrimack Valley Conference Champions,

Rochester Institute of Technology BS Food, Hotel & Tourism Management ’78 Student Advisory Board, Executive Officer (Sigma Pi Fraternity 3 Years), Intramural Sports, Colonial Inn, Williamsburg, VA (Co-Op)

Valley Forge, PA-Stouffer’s Valley Forge PA Hotel Banquet Manager; Arlington, VA-Stouffer’s Concourse Hotel Director of Catering; Washington, D.C-Hyatt Regency Director of Catering; Chicago, IL-Hyatt Regency Director of Catering; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts Corporate Director of Catering for all Hyatt Hotels; Hyatt Hotels Regional Food & Beverage Director; Chicago, IL-Hyatt Regency Resident Manager; Buffalo, NY-Hyatt Regency Resident Manager; Wegman’s Food Markets Senior Vice- President & Director (Prepared Foods, Deli & Specialty Cheeses)

Outstanding Young Men of America, Who’s Who Among Young American Professionals, Rochester Institute Distinguished Alumni Award, Rochester Institute Special Service Award

Rochester Institute of Technology School of International Hospitality & Service Innovation (International Advisory Board), New York Wine & Culinary Center (Board of Directors), St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (Church Council), CHSAA