News for the Hospitality Executive
The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
Leaders in Hospitality Training and Education
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 11, 2008—The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute has announced this year’s winners of its awards for champions of hospitality training and education. The following people were honored at the AH&LA Summer Summit during the AH&LA Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon on Wednesday, June 11.
Pedro Mandoki, CHA, president and CEO of Mandoki Hospitality, Inc., is the 2008 recipient of the Arthur Landstreet Award. Named after the Tennessee hotelier who founded the Educational Institute, the Arthur Landstreet award is presented to an individual who has made a lasting impact on the quality of education and training in the hospitality industry.
Raphael R. Kavanaugh, Ed.D., CHA, FMP, professor and head of the department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Purdue University, is the 2008 recipient of the Anthony G. Marshall Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant long-term contributions to the hospitality industry in educating future leaders.
Tony Farris, CHA, chairman and CEO, Quorum Hotels & Resorts,
is the recipient of the CHA Emeritus Award, presented to a Certified Hotel
Administrator (CHA) who has made significant contributions to the hospitality
industry through leadership, education, and professional involvement and
distinguished achievement in all facets of the industry.
Outstanding Educator (International): Michael Farrell, managing partner, Southern Africa Hospitality Training Co., Zimbabwe.Established in 1953 as a nonprofit educational foundation of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Educational Institute’s mission is to support AH&LA by becoming the preferred provider to the lodging industry, hospitality schools, and related hospitality industries both domestically and internationally by developing and providing quality resources to train, educate, and certify hospitality professionals.
|Also See:||Fred J. Kleisner is the 2005 Recipient of the Arthur Landstreet Award / May 2005|
|John J. Russell Jr. the 2004 Recipient of the Educational Institute's 2004 Arthur Landstreet Award / April 2004|