UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society Hospitality Executive of the Year event will be held on April 3 at the Nittany Lion Inn on the University Park campus.

The event will include the presentation of the Hospitality Executive of the Year Award, to be presented to Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association.

Sponsors of the gala event, based on level of financial participation include:

Nittany Lion Sponsor

  • Marriott International
  • PepsiCo

Blue Sponsors

  • First American Title Insurance Company
  • Hilton
  • PSAV
  • The Nittany Lion Inn
  • PSAV

White Sponsors

  • Ecolab
  • Four Seasons


  • Ashford
  • ConStrata Tech Consulting
  • Crescent Hotels & Resorts
  • Host Hotels & Resorts
  • Oracle Hospitality
  • Pappas Restaurants
  • Park Hotels & Resorts
  • Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • RSM


  • Ackman-Ziff Real Estate Group LLC
  • Arkansas Hospitality Association
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Brandthumb
  • Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association
  • Food and Beverage Association of America, Inc.
  • Georgia Restaurant Association
  • IHG
  • Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, Inc.
  • PJW Restaurant Group
  • Ralph Evans
  • SC@H Group
  • Shaner Hotels
  • Steelite International
  • Testo, Inc.
  • Urgo Hotels