The first annual NNV Industry Awards luncheon was held on March 1 at the Atlantis Resort. The event recognized the best of the best in Reno, Carson City and other NNV regions.
Marvellous Mark (a.k.a. Mark Kamp) emceed the event in Rock and Roll style honoring the rock stars in the industry. Mark brought so much joy and fun to the event. We highly recommend him for anyone looking for a dynamic, engaging and memorable emcee or performer.
The Atlantis rolled out the red carpet in welcoming the event and the guests. Champagne and mimosas kicked off the reception. Lunch was spectacular as was everything else provided by the Atlantis.
Industry Executive of the Year was awarded to Jonathan Boulware, Regional Vice President with Jacobs Entertainment. Jonathan is a highly respected leader in NNV, throughout the state and the hotel industry. He has served on the NHLA board of directors for many years as well as on the NHLA NNV council and in many other important leadership rolls.
Other award recipients include:
Management Professional: Michael Belanger, Carson Valley Inn, Chief Engineer
NHLA Ambassador of the Year: Jim Kenney, Catalytic Pure Air
Facilities: Angelito Audron, Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, Public Areas
Food and Beverage: Chira Pagidi, Atlantis Resort, Corporate Director Food and Beverage
Front Services: Carol McClintock, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Minden, Front Office Manager
Housekeeping: Deisy Flores-DePaz, Renaissance Reno Downtown Hotel, Lead Laundry Attendant
Human Resources: Lindsay LaFleur, Whitney Peak Hotel, Office Manager
Sales: Mary Beth Swope, Gold Dust West, Carson City
Thank you to our fabulous sponsors: Atlantis Resort, Whitney Peak, Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Reno Riverfront, Catalytic Pure Air and DVS Technologies. Special thanks to Ronna Timpa for being our photographer today.
Congratulations to all of the NNV Industry Awards Recipients and nominees! You make our industry the best across the globe!