Speros Angelos Batistatos, MBA, FCDME

Visiting Instructor

Speros Angelos Batistatos


As a Visiting Instructor in the COB, my focus: orienting students to possibilities that exist for their careers & helping students navigate the complex issues surrounding management of enterprises.

Research Overview

My research has focused on destination life cycles and by analyzing data from H/M tax collections, hotel room counts (growth/decline), visitor numbers, job creation, H/M average daily rates, occupancy rates and revenue per available room to determine the respective destination’s position in the life cycle. Once determined, specific policies for growth can be recommended.

I started my MBA and became a father for the first time at 58 years old!

Teaching Focus

I will bring my 34 years as CEO of two different Destination Marketing Organizations and experience in a broad range of operational areas (marketing, PR, HR, Destination event mgmt, media, public speaking) to our students. I hope to clarify areas of business that will help them find their path to the C-Suite. They will learn the meaning of “maximize shareholder value” and how to do exactly that.

Previous Roles

  • South Shore CVA, President and CEO 1989-2000, 2005-2021 retired
  • Atlantic City CVA, President and CEO 2000-2001
  • Yacht Brite Products, Inc., VP Marketing, 2002-2005
Speros Angelos Batistatos


(219) 669-0590


Office Location:

Hammond, Anderson Building 318


  • MBA – Purdue University Northwest
  • FCDME (Fellow Certified Destination Management Executive) – Purdue University and the University of Calgary
  • Bachelors – Indiana University BS. in Business Economics and Public Policy

Areas of Expertise

  • Marketing/PR
  • Destination Development
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Public Sector/Not for Profit Board Governance
  • Building incredible high functioning HR teams

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Sagamore of the Wabash – Governor O’Bannon 2000
  • Top 20 Most Extraordinary Minds; Sales and Marketing (HSMAI) 2008
  • Silver & Bronze Awards for advertising, marketing/PR, promo campaigns (HSMAI) 2000-2010
  • Multiple sales, advertising, and CVB operations awards, (DI) 1994-2017