Navin Dimond is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stonebridge Companies, a privately-owned hospitality firm founded in 1991. Stonebridge owns and operates a diverse portfolio of 60+ hotel properties in the United States, employing 3,000+ people. Dimond has received numerous awards for his work in the hospitality industry, including the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award®, and the Award of Excellence from the American Asian Hotel Owners Association. Dimond is a firm believer in serving his community; he serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Denver and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), the Foundation Board of Metropolitan State University of Denver and is a Board Member and former chairman of the Denver Metro Convention Visitor’s Bureau (VISIT DENVER). In addition, Dimond serves in an advisory role for many organizations, including Washington State University’s College of Engineering and Architecture Executive Leadership Board and Cornell University’s Dean’s Advisory Board for the School of Hotel Administration.
Dimond holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from Washington State University as well as a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Denver.