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Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association Names the Finalists
and Recipients of the 2012 Spirit of Hospitality Awards

May 2012
- The PA Tourism & Lodging Association (PTLA) held its Annual Spirit of Hospitality Awards Reception and Dinner on April 23, 2012, at the Sheraton Harrisburg - Hershey Hotel.

These prestigious awards recognize exceptional performance, commitment and achievements in the hospitality and tourism industry throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The presentations were made by: Brett Thackara, Meteorologist for the Harrisburg-based ABC27; and James Purdum, CHA, General Manager, Penn State Hospitality Services, The Pennsylvania State University and Chairman of the PTLA Board of Directors.

The recipients and finalists of the 2012 Spirit of Hospitality Awards are:

Teacher of the Year
Recipient: Patricia A. LeCompte, Monroe Career & Technical Institute

Community Service Award
Recipient: Woodloch Resort - BK Hope Cures Foundation
Finalist: Fairmont Pittsburgh - Grow Pittsburgh Charity Partnership
Finalist: Holiday Inn Express Altoona

Guest Relations Award
Recipient: Gabrielle Sutcliffe, Hersheypark
Finalist: Edie, Fairmont Pittsburgh
Finalist: Jennifer Misner, Holiday Inn Express Altoona

Student of the Year
Recipient: Emmanuel Rupert
Finalist: Brisilda Doma
Finalist: Priya Penumarthy

Innkeeper of the Year
Recipient: Tricia & Mike Andriaccio, Reynolds Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Finalist: Carl Kosko, Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast

General Manager of the Year
Recipient: Christine Sczypta, Courtyard by Marriott Harrisburg West
Finalist: Sue St. Martin, Holiday Inn Express Altoona

Associate Member of the Year
Recipient: Angela Thomas, Latsha Davis & McKenna, P.C.
Finalist: Jeffrey Lau, Insurance Services United

Department Manager of the Year
Recipient: Jeanne Schmalz, The Golden Plough Inn
Finalist: Jennifer Leech, Sheraton Station Square
Finalist: Joseph Wiles, Hilton Harrisburg

Employee of the Year
Recipient: Kedija Abdella, Hilton Inn at Penn
Finalist: Marc Hertzog, Hilton Harrisburg
Finalist: Marc Spencer, Hershey Lodge

The 2012 Spirit of Hospitality Awards Reception and Dinner was sponsored by Mazza Vineyards, RBL Marketing, and the Sheraton Harrisburg - Hershey Hotel.

Visit our website http://www.patourism.org/soh for more information including a list of past winners.

The PA Tourism & Lodging Association
is a private, non-profit, membership-based association that exists to advocate, support, promote and enhance the tourism and lodging industry within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It provides lobbying, education and professional development opportunities, information and other resources as well as value-adding services to its members to ensure their—and the industry’s—ongoing growth and success.
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Contact: 

Eric Adams
Director of Communications
(717) 232-8880 x104
eadams@patourism.org


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