Jenn Cotter

Senior Director

Jennifer Cotter, Senior Director, has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  She leverages this expertise at hotelAVE to oversee a portfolio of hotels, operational and investment analysis and strategic plans. Ms. Cotter’s focus is on food and beverage operations, identifying cost containment opportunities, and implementation and documentation of efficient systems and controls. Her experience spans the country, but she has extensive involvement in the South Florida and D.C. markets.  

Prior to joining hotelAVE, Ms. Cotter held positions in finance, including budget review, contract compliance and cash management. She has worked in hospitality operations, both corporate and independent, Sales and Marketing, Business Operations and accounting systems implementation.

Ms. Cotter graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a Bachelor of Science.  She also completed the Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management Program at Cornell University. Ms. Cotter has been involved with the Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador program and currently serves on the board of the Cornell Hotel Society – New England Chapter.


Professional Experience

  • Trex Enterprises
    Assistant Controller
  • Tecogen, Inc. 
    Positions in Sales & Marketing and Business Operations
  • Operations positions in the food and beverage industry ranging from independent catering to large regional chain restaurants



  • Cornell Hotel Society (CHS): Member
  • Cornell Hotel Society New England: Program Committee Chair
  • Cornell Alumni Admissions:Ambassador



  • Bachelor of Science - School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University
  • Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management Program - School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University