I am very grateful for the mentoring
that I have had over the past 30 yrs in this industry. Through the years, I learned much
through “on the job” training; however, the most essential knowledge has come through my mentors. They taught
me the necessity of a strong work ethic, the importance of business relationships, and to never stop learning.
My mentors have had a tremendous impact
on my life. It is because of this, I feel obligated to carry on this great tradition with my students.
In my life, my mentors have been:
Ms. Liz Allen, Director of Banquets – Biloxi Hilton – Biloxi, MS.
u Hired – Banquet position, with no experience
u Learned: Presentation, Quality, and Professionalism
Ms. Gert Pina, Hotel Manager – Circus Circus Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas, NV.
u Hired – Front Desk position, with no experience
u Learned: Drive, Goals, Dreams
Joe Kane, Group President – Wyndham Worldwide,
Inc. – Parsippany, NJ.
u Hired – Marketing position, with no experience
u Learned: Dedication, Passion, Prioritizing
Nancy Poor, Senior Vice President –
Wyndham Worldwide, Inc. – Parsippany, NJ.
u Hired – Key Note Speaker, with
no previous experience
u Learned: Composure, Personal Brand, C'est La Vie (i.e., Enjoy
Dr. Cyndi Gaudet,
Dissertation Committee Chair – Univ. of Southern Mississippi - Gulf Coast – Long Beach, MS.
u Accepted – Human Capital Development Ph.D.
Learned: Perseverance, Ideology, Zeal