Tyra Warner, PhD, Esq, CMP is an attorney and professor whose expertise is in legal and crisis preparedness issues for the meetings, events, and hospitality industries. She is a professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the College of Coastal Georgia, teaching courses in law, crisis management, and meetings and events. She is published and widely quoted on legal and crisis management issues in academic and trade publications.
Tyra has received national recognition for her contributions to industry best practices initiatives with the Events Industry Council and Meeting Professionals International. Her 25-year meetings industry career has included management roles in hotels, travel, destination marketing, associations, catering, law, and academia. She is one of only two people in the world who is a practicing attorney, has a Ph.D. in Hospitality, and has earned the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.