AH&LA Under 30 Gateway Celebrates First Birthday
New Members Can Join for $50 or Less this Month
Last week at the association’s Summer Summit, the Gateway designated its first ever Stevan Porter Emerging Hospitality Leader of the Year award to Randall Williams, Tampa-based area general manager for the Roberts Hotels Group. The creation of this annual award coincided with the launch of the Gateway and Porter’s untimely death. As a testament to his long list of accomplishments, the honor recognizes a young Gateway member who exemplifies Porter’s traits: superior dedication to improving the industry, leadership, fresh personal and professional perspectives, and a devotion to community service. Williams has been influential on AH&LA’s Under 30 Council, Multicultural & Diversity Advisory Council, and is an active member of numerous other industry committees and boards.
The Gateway has implemented many programs throughout its inaugural year: a comprehensive mentorship program; its successful newsletter, The Gate; numerous virtual and in-person networking and professional development events; and the establishment of several state Gateway chapters. Gateway initiatives are driven by AH&LA’s Under 30 Council, comprised of 29 of the best and most dedicated hospitality professionals.
More information about Gateway benefits and accomplishments to date, along with registration forms, is online at . Questions regarding the Gateway can be sent to AH&LA staff liaison Jessica Soklow at email@example.com.