We are always so excited to partner with HSMAI for our annual Women in Hospitality Panel! Our event gets bigger and bigger each year and we were so happy to have our event at FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management (we, of course, had to have our panel in a classroom!). We had a wonderful group of Women on our panel. It was so great to hear from our Women Leaders and listen to how they balance their work life and family life to what advice they would give university students.
Meet our panelists & moderators!
(Front-l-r)Silvia Camarota, Director, Market Management-Florida, Expedia; Wendy Kallergis, President & CEO, GMBHA; Simone Champagnie, Executive Director, Development, FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism; Jessica Kramer, VP, Business Development, ALICE; Fatima Thompson, Associate Director of Business Development, Hotels, STR; Lourdes Hainlin, Vice President, Partner Services, Forbes Travel Guide; (back, l-r) Connie Kinnard, Vice President, Multicultural Tourism & Development, GMCVB & Lindsey Norris, Regional Partnership Manager, VISIT FLORIDA
FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management shared with us the importance of CPR training and introduced the Analise Dlugasch Memorial Endowment. This program is to help raise awareness and aims to teach life-saving skills to every hospitality management student at FIU. The ultimate goal of the program is to have the program adopted by the hospitality industry in South Florida.
We were able to raise over $400 dollars in our raffle that will be donated directly to the Analise Dlugasch Memorial. For more information on this program or to donate, please click here .
We also had a great group of local vendors participate at our reception. Special thanks to StartUP FIU Food for organizing these great (and delicious!) vendors to participate.
Thank you to Greathouse Gourmet, Frice Cream, Sweet Jalane’s, Happylicious by Betsy, High 7 Teas, Marlem’s Coquito, Dipsa Snacks & Meringue Factory