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WIL Connect Leader of the Year

This award is given to a female hospitality professional who serves as a leader and role model within the hotel community. This award is not about the amount of experience or the title, but rather how time is spent in the industry.


Sara Southam, The Westin Verasa Napa, Napa
Tami Douglas, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa


Jacqueline Dacanay, Fairmont San Jose, San Jose
Yan Liu, Axiom Hotel, San Francisco


Joselyne Simonsen, Director of Human Resources, Omni Hotels & Resorts San Francisco, San Francisco


Janet Casey-Devaney, Director of Operations, Park Hyatt Aviara, Carlsbad
Michelle Gaul, Regional Director, Talent & Culture, Fairmont San Francisco, San Francisco


Kelly Roberts, The Historic Mission Inn Hotel & Spa, Riverside
Cindy Hill, W San Francisco, San Francisco


Jessica Ordonez-Steenblock, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
Polina Spector, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco


Gaye Vancans, Community Relations Manager, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes


Caroline Dyal, General Manager, Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara


Marissa Edwards, Director of All Fun Things, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes


Hee-Won Lim, General Manager, Pacific Palms Hotel & Conference Center, City of Industry
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