Senior Advisor — Tim Durnford
Senior Advisor – Hospitality/Travel and Infrastructure
Tim Durnford is a Senior Advisor to JD Merit. With over four decades of experience in the Hospitality Industry, Mr. Tim Durnford provides strategic advice on business and financial matters and best practices for hotels, restaurants, and the broader travel industry. He is currently Associate Dean of Finance and Administration at the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality at University of Nevada Las Vegas and recently retired as an Associate Dean for Infrastructure and Technology at SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University. At Cornell, Tim was responsible for the post-merger integration of three historically independent schools, including the world-renowned School of Hotel Administration where he was the Associate Dean of Business Affairs. Tim holds a master’s degree from Cornell University, in Hotel Administration as well as a bachelor’s in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. Due to his twenty-five year plus tenure at Cornell, Tim has direct access to senior executives in the hospitality industry around the world. Tim’s academic credentials and immense industry experience are invaluable in ensuring that JD Merit clients have access to the most relevant and up-to-date market trends and best practices.