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Matthew J. Samel, Ph.D., CHE, FMP, SPHR®

Matthew J. Samel, Ph.D., CHE, FMP, SPHR®

Chief Ethics Officer


Matthew J. Samel, Ph.D., joined Weddings by TMW Productions, LLC as a Partner and Chief Ethics Officer (EO) in June of 2022.

Samel is a Professor teaching at Johnson & Wales University and holds a Ph.D., in Organization and Management with a specialization in human resources. His focus of study is in organizational culture and person-organization fit (P-O fit). He has published research and reflections, and has been interviewed about his experiences, in multiple trade outlets.

He has operational, training, and human resources work experience in a variety of industry segments including hotels, independently and corporately owned restaurant organizations, and private clubs.

Samel is an associate member of the Club Management Association of America (CMAA), International Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (ICHRIE), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and is a Certified Food Manager Professional (FMP – NRA), Certified Hospitality Educator (CHEAHLEI), and a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources® (SPHR®) with a (HRCI®) HR in Ethics Certificate.

In addition to teaching, he is the faculty advisor to the student CMAA chapter, where he assists students in obtaining scholarships, securing employment and internships, and attending educational conferences.

He has lectured internationally at the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Tourismo in Estoril, Portugal.


PhD, Management and Organizations (Specialization: Human Resources), Capella University

MBA, Johnson & Wales University

BS, Hospitality Management, Johnson & Wales University

AS, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Johnson & Wales University

AS, Business Administration, Hagerstown Junior College

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