Barry Flink, executive vice president and partner of Flex HR, Inc., has been named to the advisory board of Departures magazine. The publication is a source for high-end travel, restaurants, hotels and fashion, shopping, art and culture.
Flink has 40 years of management experience in multiple industries. His favorite jobs have always been in the hospitality industry. He has held senior level management positions in Westin Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels, Service America Corporation, the Greyhound Corporation, and the Peasant Restaurants, Inc., based in Atlanta. He began his career in the hospitality industry as the Hyatt Hotel Corporation’s first national management trainee.
Flink is also an executive in residence at Kennesaw State University and has served on the board of directors of Georgia Tech’s College of Management as well as KSU’s Coles College of Business. He has also served on the President’s Advisory Board of Oglethorpe University.
He has been a visiting lecturer at Cornell University, Washington State University, Florida State University, Georgia Tech, Georgia State University, Emory University, and the University of Guelph and Ryerson University in Canada. He also wrote a chapter for a college textbook, “Business Acumen II.”
Flink was board chair of the Edge Connection and has served on the Small Business Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the board of directors of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, and an advisory board of Saint Joseph’s Hospital.