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July 2016

Benchmark Hospitality CFO Named The Collins College's 2016 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

Chief Financial Officer of Benchmark Hospitality International, Kirk Jones, was honored with the 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award by the Cal Poly Pomona Alumni Association.

The 1992 alumnus was one of ten graduates with exceptional accomplishments who were recognized at an awards ceremony at Sheraton Hotel and Resorts Fairplex.


Recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Award are honored for their outstanding achievement in a profession or a vocation, service to a local, national or global community and service to Cal Poly Pomona.


At Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, Jones is responsible for the overall financial operations of the company and its portfolio of 40 hotels, resorts and conference centers.       

"Cal Poly Pomona made me successful," Jones says. "It helped me understand the attributes that I consider my strengths now."

The alumnus holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Cleveland State University and he resides in the Woodlands, Texas, near Houston.

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Kirk Jones Distinguished Alumni
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