Edward Korry. Born in Paris, France, he has lived in several countries including Ethiopia, Chile, Egypt, and the UK, and has also visited more than seventy countries, giving him a global viewpoint. He attended Harrow in the UK, graduated from the University of Chicago with a BA and the University of Cairo in Egypt with an MA. He also studied hospitality in Lausanne. He worked in the food and beverage industry at various corporate and independent hotels and restaurants and worked as F&B Director for the Practicum Properties of Johnson & Wales University until he became a fulltime academic where he taught for twenty-six years and created a new department focused on beverage education for culinary, hospitality, retail, and business students. He achieved a number of beverage certifications and served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Wine Educators for eight years before becoming president. Ed also served on other community-centric boards including the French American School of Rhode Island. He moved permanently to Winter Park in 2019 after retiring.