AH&LA Presents Matthew Schwarz, MHS, With John Whitaker Award
Outstanding Hotel Supplier Honored By Peers with National Award
This award was inspired by John Whitaker, a long-time hospitality veteran who died suddenly in 2007. Whitaker was the international sales manager for SICO America Inc., and his dedication to AH&LA and the industry was demonstrated by regular participation in association events, his role as chairman of the AEC, and his ongoing support of the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation (AH&LEF). Schwarz was elected for this honor by his peers on the AEC.
“It is an honor to extend this award to a member who has proven himself a leader within the industry through his professional contributions and personal dedication,” said AH&LA president/CEO Joseph A. McInerney, CHA. “I am thrilled that the second award honoring John has been given to a person who shares the same drive and devotion to the hospitality industry that he did.”
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Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.