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Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards Gala Award Recipients

  NHLA would like to congratulate all of our award recipients for the 2023 Stars of the Industry:

Hotelier of the Year - Kevin Glass, VP of Hospitality, Palms Casino Resort
General Manager of the Year - Pete Boyd, Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Supplier of the Year - FreshAir Smoking Sensors
Super Star Volunteers of the Year - Shannon McCallum, Susan Ryan
Management Professional of the Year - Linda Daly, Sam's Town
Women in Lodging Star of the Year - Michele Kline, Kline Hospitality
Emerging Leaders Star of the Year - Mary Vega, Yes& Company
Casino Operations Star of the Year - Justyna Allgood, Mandalay Bay
Facilities Star of the Year - Patrick Rue, Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Food and Beverage Star of the Year - Joseph Brown, Fremont (57 years in his position)
Guest Services Star of the Year - (Bells, Valet, PBX, Reservations), John Garrity, Luxor
Guest Services Star of the Year - (Concierge, Front Desk, Pool, Spa), Christena Brown, Resorts World
Housekeeping Star of the Year - Shirley Fernando, Waldorf Astoria
Safety/Security Star of the Year - Christopher Schaeffer, Palms
Sales/Marketing Star of the Year - Dominique Poster, Bellagio
Support Services Star of the Year - Lisette Hairston, MGMRI
Sustainability Star of the Year - Brandon Morrison, Resorts World
Technology Star of the Year-Eric Benchetrit, Four Seasons Training/Development Star of the Year-Melissa Jenkins, Venetian

Special award went to Nicole Marshall for her ongoing support of NHLA and raising substantial funds for our education programs through selling raffle tickets at events. Fondly known as our Raffle Queen, Nicole received a fun "Raffle Queen" award and blingy crown hat.

Congratulations to all of our 2023 award recipients!

Appreciation extended to the amazing sponsors of the 2023 Stars of the Industry

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors for the Stars of the Industry Awards Gala sponsors:

Event, Hotelier of the Year, General Manager - Kline Hospitality
Awards Sponsor - Xpodigital
Reception - UNLV
Casino Operations - H&I Supplies
Facilities - TuffSkin
Food and Beverage - Nevada Restaurant Association
Guest Services - UNLV
Housekeeping - Buku
Safety/Security - FreshAir Smoking Sensors
Sales/Marketing - Timothy S. Y. Lam Foundation
Support Services - The International School of Hospitality
Sustainability - Southern Nevada Water Authority
Technology - Xpodigital
Training and Development - Dale Carnegie
Women in Lodging - Freedom
Emerging Leader of the Year - BLUIP
Management Professional of the Year - Dale Carnegie
Floral Decor - MGMRI Horticulture Wine - The International School of Hospitality

Mary Ann Burns recognized in LVCVA publication

  Congratulations to Mary Ann Burns for being recognized in Vegas Means Business publication as a leader in the industry. Mary Ann is in her 35th year with Boyd Gaming and is VP of Hotel Operations of all properties. She is also a past chairman of the board for NHLA and a founder and chairperson for our Women in Lodging division. Read more about Mary Ann.

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