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Edward (Ned) R. Book


Ned and Inga BookNed Book is retired chairman and CEO of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts and former president and chair of the Travel Industry Association of America, a non-profit trade organization that represents and speaks for the common interests of the $740 billion U.S. travel industry.

Ned serves our community in many capacities, including as a SCORE volunteer, providing free and confidential advice to small businesses. He was a member of Mount Nittany Health Foundation's Steering Committee for the $12.5 million Commitment to Distinction campaign.

Ned has been named a Distinguished Alumnus by Penn State, which is the highest honor bestowed upon Penn State graduates by the University, and has received many other wards for service to his university and community.