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Hotel executive

William Joseph Utnik, American hotel executive.


Utnik, William Joseph was born on June 18, 1921 in Niagara Falls, New York, United States. Son of Martin and Bertha (Dziewcz) University.


Bachelor, Michigan State University, 1953.


Staff positions Niagara Falls Country Club, New York, 1937-1942, assistant manager, 1946-1948. With Hilton Hotels Corporation, since 1953, Western sales manager San Francisco, 1958-1959. Director sales Dallas Statler Hilton, 1959-1963, Eastern division sales manager, 1963-1966.

General manager Tarrytown Hilton, New York, 1966-1967. Resident manager Shamrock Hilton, Houston, 1967-1969. General manager Dallas Hilton Inn, 1969-1970, Detroit Hilton, 1970-1972, Washington Statler Hilton, 1972-1974, Atlanta Hilton, since 1974.

Assistant secretary Hilton Hotels Corporation. Lecturer hotel management Wayne State University.


Chairman industry advisory board Georgia State University. Board directors Atlanta Long Range Task Force. Member advisory board College Public and Urban Affairs, member professional development committee Georgia State University Served with United States Marine Corps, 1942-1945.

Member Atlanta Convention Visitors Bureau (vice president, chairman convention committee), Hotel Sales Management Association, American Hotel and Motel Association (director, executive committee, vice chairman membership committee, member chapter advisory council and educational programs committee of Educational Institute), Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association (director, treasurer, president hotel division), Business Council Georgia (director), Atlanta Chamber C., Southeast Tourism Society (board directors, vice president from Georgia, chairman 1985 Southeast Hoedown), Southern Innkeepers Association (board directors), Private Industry Council (director), Belgian-American Chamber of Commerce, Central Atlanta Progress. Clubs: Rotary, Lions, Farmington Golf and Tennis.


Married Mary Elizabeth Viau, February 5, 1966.

Martin University

Bertha (Dziewcz) University

Mary Elizabeth Viau