HSMAI Hospitality Recovery Heroes | An Adrian Awards Honor

Given the unique current landscape of hospitality and travel and the emergence of extraordinary leaders, HSMAI created a new recognition program in 2020 “HSMAI Hospitality Heroes: An Adrian Awards Honor.” Carrying on the mission of those honors, the 2021 Hospitality Recovery Heroes will honor the individuals behind the recovery at the local and front-line levels,  supporting destinations, hotels, safety measures, and charitable programs that have helped make a difference.

Meet the 2020 Heroes

» Matt Maddox, president and CEO of Wynn Resorts

» Holly Zoba, CHDM, owner of Scout Simply and Influencer Sales Training, based in Chandler, Arizona, and an HSMAI member

» Geoffrey A. Mills, regional vice president and general manager at Hudson New York for sbe Lifestyle Hospitality

» Ardy Edgerton, CGTP, senior national account executive for Red Roof

» Yvette Koebke, director of sales and marketing for Residence Inn/Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown in Phoenix, Arizona

» Brian Stiglets, general manager of The Inn at Longwood Medical in Boston

» Nicole McAlister, CHSE, area director of franchise services for Choice Hotels International, working out of Schertz, Texas, and an HSMAI member and Austin chapter board member

» Dr. Peter Ricci, CHA, CHSE, CRME, director of the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), and an HSMAI member.

» Jean-Cédric Callies, director of sales and marketing for Hotel Monville in Montreal, Quebec, and an HSMAI member

» Ava Espano, guest services agent, Accor

» Kenan Tekin, dual opening general manager, Hyatt House/Hyatt Place Los Angeles International Airport

» Jill Flynn, director of sales, events, and marketing for the Hyatt Regency Dulles in Herndon, Virginia

» Jonathan DiFonzo, district sales representative for Cheney Brothers Inc. in Boynton Beach, Florida

» Mary Parks, director of sales for the Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown

» Sheela Martinez, most recently front office assistant and manager at The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills in West Hollywood, California