MICHAEL E. HAYNIE, SR. – PRESIDENT & CEO Michael Haynie has devoted his entire professional career to the lodging and hospitality industry. After attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He took on various positions before rising through the ranks to the executive level positions he has held for more than 40 years. Mr. Haynie has experience in every facet of hotel operation and has served in leadership capacities in hotels ranging from economy to luxury.
Mr. Haynie has also served as a General Manager with Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels in Baltimore, Boston, and Hartford, as well as a General Manager with independent and branded hotels in Charlotte, Hartford, Boston and Washington, DC.
In 2012, he founded the Maryland Center for Hospitality Training (MCHT), which prepares Marylanders with customer service, safety, soft and social skills, and technical training for successful transition into the workplace. In 2020, a COVID-19 protocol training and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion consultation and training was added to assist their clients to reopen and operate their business in a safe environment. The MCHT is one of the leading work force and COVID-19 safety training providers in the region. For more information, visit www.marylandcenterforhospitalitytraining.com
Currently, Mr. Haynie serves as President of Global Training Center LLC, a Florida company devoted to training initiatives and workforce development serving all industries. Global has subsidiaries in Maryland, North Carolina, and Nairobi, Kenya. For more information visit: https://globaltrainingcentersllc.com Recently, two weeks ago, Mr. Haynie added another subsidiary to Global, called Staffing Solutions which allows resumes to get uploaded and accessible to various companies look for qualified employees.
Mr. Haynie was honored by the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Industry in 2007 as the state’s “Hotelier of the Year” and in 2009 as the “Office of Tourism Development as the “Mentor of the Year.”
Mr. Haynie also served on the Task Force which studied a Post Labor Day School Start as an appointee of the Governor of the State of Maryland.
Mr. Haynie was named the “Tourism Person of the Year” for the State of Maryland by the Maryland Tourism Coalition in 2019.
Mr. Haynie was recently awarded The Most Admired CEOs in the State of Maryland, by The Daily Record news publication for his business acumen as well his community outreach work.
The Maryland Center for Hospitality Training was awarded The Greater Baltimore Committee, Bridging The Gap Award, Successful Minority Owned firm (2020) for its leadership in business and the development of a vital training program which teaches employees in the workforce how to stay safe at work.
November 2021, The Maryland Center for Hospitality Training was awarded The Visionary Impact Award at the Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit.
Mr. Haynie serves on the Governor of Maryland’s Reopen Maryland Task Force, and the Restaurant Reopen Task Force for the Mayor of Baltimore, both in 2020.
Mr. Haynie currently serves or has served on the board of directors for each of the following professional organizations:
The Maryland Tourism Development Board
Visit Baltimore Board of Directors
Charles Street Development Corporation
The Downtown Management Authority
Downtown Partnership Board of Director
Hospitality Advisory Board for the Morgan State University School of Hospitality
The Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association
President of the Waverly Main Street Organization
Northwestern High School Advisory Board
College Bound Foundation Board of Directors
Maryland Tourism Coalition Mr. Haynie lives in Baltimore City and is a strong advocate for public school education and highly active in his community. While developing his extensive professional portfolio, he also holds numerous community service leadership roles in the Baltimore area. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the following organizations:
The National Academy Foundation School and The Baltimore Tourism Association
He also heads the Vestry Board for St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Baltimore City

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