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News NEWH's New Education Initiative BrandED, a new NEWH education initiative was recently introduced by the Sunshine chapter. The event, which took place at the Alfond Inn in Winter Park, Florida, hosted several representatives from InterContinental Hotels Stephen Delorenza, Design Group as inaugural Immersion; Trisha Poole, guest lecturers. Design Poole; and Eric Nicolas, IHG America BrandED was created specifically for NEWH members to assist them in understanding the strategic thinking behind the development of well-known hotel brands-from brand standards and brand identity and personality to culture. The goals of these sessions is to eliminate brand confusion as well as to give members an opportunity to personally visit with key members from these hotel giants. The BrandED learning initiative will travel to different chapters to ensure that members across the country will have the opportunity to learn firsthand about leading global brands as well as provide an opportunity to meet key decision-makers within these companies. NEWH 2017 Leadership Conference Introduces Speaker Lineup The 2017 NEWH Leadership Conference, to be held on February 9-11th in Denver, aims to expand the knowledge base of attendees and sponsors alike, offering participants the opportunity to hear from experts and luminaries from both inside and outside the hospitality industry. The 2017 conference's theme is Climb On, which is fitting, considering keynote speaker Ann Bancroft is one of the world's pre-eminent polar explorers as well as an educator and philanthropist. Other speakers include: Marc Landsberg, founder of SocialDeviant, a social media agency dedicated to creating value for brands in a socially connected world; and Kai Kight, a classical violinist and innovative composer who has performed at the White House and the Great Wall of China. For more information on this one-of-a-kind event, visit NEWH Names Jane Skeeter as 2016 ICON of Industry Recipient The NEWH ICON of Industry, awarded this year to UltraGlas founder and CEO Jane Skeeter, celebrates leaders of the manufacturing side of hospitality who have impacted the industry through their innovative work, consistently dedicated their time and efforts to community or industry outreach through education and/ or corporate giving, and have been doing business in hospitality for more than 30 years. "I am honored and thrilled to be among the remarkable past NEWH ICONs of Industry. I'm inspired by their accomplishments 4 and the organization's incredible growth, and I'm looking forward to building on their strong foundation of support for educational and career opportunities," says Skeeter, who has grown UltraGlas into a leading manufacturer of designed architectural and high performance glass and glass tile. "Jane Skeeter is the consummate professional," adds Fernando Diaz, interior designer and vice president of finance for NEWH. "I'm thrilled to be able to call her a personal friend and my go-to source for architectural glass and tile." If you would like to congratulate Jane in the NEWH ICON of Industry Tribute Book, please go to

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Fall 2016

NEWH - Fall 2016
Table of Contents
Who’s Who
Have You Seen?
Have You Seen?
Q&A: Stacy Costa
Q&A: Sandy Banks
Q&A: Ron McDaniel
On the Scene
Project: Los Chingones
Project: Embassy Row
Project: Springhill Suites & Residence Inn San Diego Bayfront
Partner Profiles
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Ad Index

NEWH - Fall 2016