GMBHA and Hospitality Partners Participate in a White House Business Roundtable on New Americans

GMBHA and our Hospitality Partners were invited to participate at a White House Business Leaders roundtable on New Americans. Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor, Cecilia Munoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council & Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration Policy provided updates on the White House Task Force on New Americans, including key initiatives to build welcoming communities, provide citizenship, public awareness, and support skill development of new Americans. We were joined by our hospitality partners Namara Mercer, Executive Director, San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association; Mike Staples, President, San Diego County Hotel-Motel Association; David Folkeson, Director of Sales & Marketing, Loews Madison Hotel; Malou Harrison, President, Miami Dade College North Campus.

Since our partnership began with the New American Workforce, we are very thrilled to announce that now we have over 24 GMBHA hotel members participating in the program. Over 4,000 employees have received outreach and education and over 200 employees and family members are new American Citizens.

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Maarten P. Drenth, General Manager, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco; Peggy Benua, GMBHA Chair & General Manager, Dream South Beach; Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA; Florencia Tabeni, General Manager, JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami & Alejandro Jerez, CFO, MDM Group

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Victoria Kasumu, Corporate Director of People and Culture, Hampshire Hotels Management & Peggy Benua, GMBHA Chair & General Manager, Dream South Beach

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Brandon Shore, Senior Director, Human Resources, Miami Dolphins, Marcus Bach-Armas, Director, Legal and Government Affairs, Miami Dolphins & Maarten P. Drenth, General Manager, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco

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Jennie Murray, Director of Integration Programs, National Immigration Forum; Maarten P. Drenth, General Manager, InterContinental Mark Hopkins San Francisco; Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA; Florencia Tabeni, General Manager, JW Marriott Marquis Miami and Hotel Beaux Arts Miami & Peggy Benua, GMBHA Chair & General Manager, Dream South Beach

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