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The Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County, Florida Honors Local Hotel
Employees and Awards Scholarship at Annual Event

Karen Lindley Named Employee of the Year

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - The Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County under the leadership of Bob Davis CEO / President, recognized their employees at the 6th annual employee of the year appreciation luncheon and awarded scholarships to students at both Bethune-Cookman University and Daytona State College. It was held at the new Mori Hosseini Center located on the campus of Daytona State College
Awards were given to hospitality employees, nominated by their respective properties, who were deemed as exemplary in their commitment and attention to customer service.  Award winners included:
Food and Beverage of the Year - Justin Bailey (The Shores Resort and Spa) and Christopher Sheridan (Holiday Inn Express Indigo); Engineer of the Year - Clifford Hutchinson (Marriott); Room Attendant of the Year - Pamela Stewart (Best Western Castillo Del Sol); Salesperson of the Year - Libby Gallant (Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center);  Guest Services of the Year - Shayna Griffitts-Lindsay (Best Western Castillo Del Sol); Employee of the Year - Karen Lindley (Staed Family Associates); and Special Recognition - Patricia Moran (Daytona State College).
Six hospitality students each received $750.00 scholarship. The winners were Kayla Davis, Damian Thompson, Jerrell Parrish from Bethune-Cookman University and Ann Lyon, Stephanie Hoffman and Cathy Walden from Daytona Sate College.
Dr. Ernest Boger II, DMgt.,CHA, FMP, CHE, MIH Chairman and Associate Professor  Hotel & Restaurant Management Department School of Business & Technology University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, Maryland received the Tom Staed Hospitality Award recognizing him for his contribution to Hospitality Education, Marketing, and Tourism.


Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County
Bob Davis
CEO / President

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