People Forward becomes newest Silver Sponsor of Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART)

The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) is pleased that PeopleForward has become a Silver Sponsor of their organization.

Westfield, NJ (August 28, 2015) – The Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) is pleased that PeopleForward has become a Silver Sponsor of their organization. 

“CHART and Jim Knight have a long, strong history and we are thrilled to make our relationship with his new firm official,” said Jason Lyon, CEO & Founder, Boondocks Hip and CHART president. “Jim and CHART are both committed to providing the best tools and resources to advance those in the hospitality industry.”  

Jim Knight, Managing Founder, PeopleForward, commented, "Being a CHART member myself for almost two decades, I truly understand the value that CHART brings to our industry. In fact, that comfort and knowledge makes this new relationship even more special. Our team is absolutely thrilled to be a new Silver Partner with CHART and to support the learning & development professionals in the hospitality and restaurant industries. We look forward to assisting CHART members with their people-based business solutions to help drive results." 

CHART currently has the following partners who support its’ mission. They are:

Gold Level: National Restaurant Association Solutions

Silver Level:  American Hotel and Lodging Association Educational Foundation, Creative Restaurant Solutions, DiscoverLink, Legacy Event Productions, Mimeo, PeopleForward,, TDn2K, ViaTech, Wisetail and World Manager

Alliance Partners: Nation Restaurant News, Hotel Management, HR in Hospitality, QSR Magazine and Share our Strength  

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CHART, a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professional and their organizations. With more than 450 members from more than 300 multi-unit restaurant and hotel companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to advance industry training practices and improve operational results by providing access to education, tools and resources.    


PeopleForward is an internal business solutions group dedicated to assisting brands in their human resources, training and development needs. The consortium of experienced professionals brings unique insights, years of expertise and long standing partnerships within the hospitality and restaurant industries. Whether a single training project or a complete company cultural overhaul, PeopleForward collaborates with brands to create customized initiatives to attract, develop, engage and retain the best people to help internally grow organizations.



Tara Davey

Lisa L. Marovec, FMP


Jim Knight