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Richard M. Stormont Receives AH&MA's 
"Most Valuable Volunteer” Award for State of Georgia
 
ATLANTA, GA – (May 6, 1999)-- Richard M. Stormont, chairman of Stormont Trice Corporation, received a  “Most Valuable Volunteer” award from the American Hotel & Motel Association (AH&MA) during the recent AH&MA Annual Conference & Leadership Forum in Nashville, Tennessee.  He was presented this prestigious award for his outstanding support and exceptional work on behalf of the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association, the local affiliate of AH&MA, which Stormont is past president, chairman and founder of the organization.
 
Stormont was the first recipient from Georgia to be selected for the “Most Valuable Volunteer” award.  Introduced this year by AH&MA as part of a new recognition program, this annual award is presented to one person in each state who has contributed effortlessly in their individual state hospitality programs and initiatives.  Winners received a commemorative silver medallion.
 
Stormont has been actively involved in the hospitality industry throughout his 37-year career.  He has held a variety of positions including executive committee member of the American Hotel & Motel Association; president of the Atlanta Hotel / Motel Association; director of the Pennsylvania Hotel / Motel Association; president, chairman and director of the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau; regional vice president of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen; president of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen, Georgia Chapter; member of the Southern Innkeepers; member of the Cayuga Hospitality Advisors, Inc.; president of Sales & Marketing Executives; and president of Hotel Sales Management Association, Atlanta; 

His other business and civic contributions have included vice president and director of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; director of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce; director of Walters & Co. “Consultants to Management;” advisory board member for the Emory University Graduate School of Business; board of Trustees for Young Harris College; member of Rotary International in Atlanta, Philadelphia and Dallas; member of the Capital City Club in Atlanta; director of Boy Scouts of America in Atlanta; director of Leukemia Society of America in Atlanta; and member of the Pi Sigma Epsilon Honorary Fraternity. 

Stormont has receive numerous awards and accolades for his volunteer efforts including the “Obi T. Brewer Award” from the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau for a decade of outstanding service, “Hotelier of the Year” from the Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association, and “Distinguished Salesman of the Year” from Marriott Hotels.  In addition, he has been recognized by Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in the Lodging Industry, and Who’s Who in the South.

A graduate of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Stormont holds Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and Certified Hospitality Industry Professional (CHIP) credentials.

The Atlanta-based Stormont Trice Corporation is a preeminent lodging company specializing in custom property development and management with a unique expertise for public-private sector business partnerships.  The company has built an excellent reputation of integrity and professionalism allowing it access to the industry’s most talented people and top hotel brands. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Stormont Trice Corporation currently manages a diverse portfolio of 10 hotels and four conference centers comprising a total of 2,505 guestrooms.

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Contact:
Vince LaRuffa
Stormont Trice Corporation
404-504-7800 
Carol Peacher
     Peacher Graf & Associates, Inc.
770-441-3070
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Also See: City of Portsmouth, VA and Stormont Trice Corp.Break Ground on $46 Million Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel / March 1999 

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