HOUSTON, October 13, 2011—Officials of the Latino Hotel Association (LHA), the global organization dedicated to expanding Latino ownership, leadership, and commerce in the hotel industry, today announced the organization has created a procurement committee tasked with increasing the number of Latino businesses providing services and materials to the hospitality industry. Fred Lona, senior director of supply diversity and supply management, Hilton Worldwide, will chair the new group.
will develop a procurement platform to help Latino-owned companies work
the hospitality industry,” said Angela Gonzalez-Rowe, president and
LHA. “Among other responsibilities, the committee will develop a
for LHA-supplier members to use to classify their businesses based on
regional, national and international reach and capabilities.
proven track record in supply diversity and management made him the
person to lead this important initiative.”
will be responsible for developing educational forums, business
scheduling hospitality procurement events for LHA beginning in 2012,”
Lona. “LHA offers Latinos a great opportunity to get involved
hotel industry throughout the world. I look forward to working
fellow committee members to create more opportunities for Latino-owned
About the Latino Hotel
suburban Houston, LHA is a worldwide, non-profit association dedicated
increasing Latino participation in the hospitality industry, to include
ownership, leadership, and commerce. The organization provides
international and regional conferences, and networking opportunities
world’s leading hotel companies. Additional information is
the association’s website, www.latinohotelassociation.com.