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The Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year

This award honors the accomplishments of Stevan Porter, the late president of the Americas for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). This award honors an exemplary lodging employee under age 30 who has demonstrated superior professional dedication, leadership, and a fresh perspective to their job. This individual should illustrate "out of the box" thinking in their professional and personal life, and dedication to the industry by actively participating in association, community, or industry programs.

2018

Fernando Mondragon, HR Coordinator/Recruiter, Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort & Spa, Indian Wells

2017

Christina Zizzo, Human Resources Manager, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco

2016

Sadie Larson, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco
Patrick Calahan, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach

2015

Parris Preston, Homewood Suites San Diego - Del Mar, San Diego
Dylan Cloughen, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Jennifer Yang, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes

2014

Whitney Okuda, Catering Manager, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco

2013

Kelly Rafferty, Front Desk Manager, The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

2012

Kelly Merritt, Sales Manager, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco

2011

Robert Shinn, Associate Director of Welcome Office, W Los Angeles Westwood, Los Angeles

2010

Drew Berry, Director of Food & Beverage, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills
Michelle Holmberg, Sales Manager, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco
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