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Office Address: 218C Richard M. DeVos Center*
Phone: (616) 331-3118*
HTM 190 – Field Preparation
Brooke Finlan, CTA, is an adjunct instructor for the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). Brooke has approximately 20 years of experience throughout the Midwest making her an expert in hospitality management. She is passionate about teaching at her alma mater, GVSU! As a proud Grand Valley State University graduate, Brooke completed her degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with a minor in Business Administration in 2002. With her lodging emphasis, she has worked every position imaginable at three different hotels, the last position bringing her back home to Grand Rapids to serve as the General Manager of a local property.
Her experience has seen her working in the property management industry in Chicago, where she managed high-rise condominiums along the lakeshore. Managing high-end properties gave her experience in juggling multiple responsibilities like projects, employees and million dollar budgets. All of which required immense attention to detail and coordination. Upon her return to Grand Rapids, Brooke was a General Manager with Rockford Construction where she managed two large properties in downtown: Grid70 and Blue35. In addition to mentoring and managing the hospitality staff at these properties, Brooke oversaw the day-to-day operations of the innovative, co-working offices and meeting venues.
As a real estate agent for Finlan Homes with Five Star Real Estate, Brooke currently focuses on the customer service experience of buying and selling homes. Even in this role, education is still most important and she likes to spend time making her clients feel educated and well cared for during the process. Pairing her attention to detail with coordination and hospitality, she feels as though she can be a true ambassador to the city!
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, reading, working out, yoga and being a huge fan of the greatest city in Michigan- Grand Rapids!
B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management | Grand Valley State University
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