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Q&A
GET TO KNOW
Sarah
Churchill
How have you spent the last 16 months?
I was fortunate to start at Benjamin West just three weeks before the COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020.
In my business development role for the company, I had expected my first year to be one of traveling,
attending industry conferences, and meeting our wonderful clients. Nevertheless, staying put allowed me
to gain an in-depth understanding of our purchasing and accounting processes and learn more about the
financial and asset management side of our industry.
What does the " new normal " look like for your work experience?
As of May, Benjamin West is 100 percent back in the office and it feels like things are finally starting to
return to normal. In May, I had the pleasure of attending the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference at the
Atlanta Marriott Marquis (one of our projects), which helped mark the return of business travel and events
for our industry. I have many business and leisure trips planned through the end of the year, including
all of the main industry conferences and tradeshows. I am eager to meet both new and old clients and
reconnect with our industry partners after a long hiatus.
President of the Rocky
Mountain chapter and
senior manager of business
development, Benjamin West
What have you found to be most valuable about your NEWH involvement, both personally
and professionally?
NEWH gave me the opportunity to find my niche after I moved from Philadelphia to Denver on a whim,
and where I got my career start in hospitality purchasing. I became a member of our Rocky Mountain
chapter as soon as I landed on my feet in Denver and now, just seven years later, I am serving as the
chapter president. Personally, NEWH has given me a chance to connect with students to provide
mentorship and advise my younger peers of the avenues they can pursue in the industry.
Why do you recommend people get involved with NEWH?
As a student, trying to envision a life and career in the professional world after graduation can be
daunting. NEWH gives students an opportunity to create a network prior to graduating and offers many
scholarship opportunities. As a professional, NEWH offers opportunities for networking, continuing
education, and leadership.
What are you most looking forward to?
I am especially looking forward to introducing new events for our chapter and our members in the coming
months and year ahead. Our chapter will host our first-annual TopID Gala event in September, and I will
attend the NEWH Leadership Conference in Seattle in February 2022.
Where do you find inspiration?
Growing up, I went to Disney World every year with my family, where I developed a deep appreciation
for Disney's creative attention to detail in forming a sense of place, which led me to pursue a degree
in interior design. My favorite hotel is Disney's Wilderness Lodge, as it shaped my fondness of the
American West and its cultural impacts through architecture, design, artwork, textiles, and jewelry. I am
truly happiest when I am exploring and pulling design inspiration from the natural beauty of the Rocky
Mountains and the deserts of the American Southwest.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEWH - Fall 2021

President's Letter
News
Guest Perspective
Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity
Who's Who
Conference RoundUp
Have You Seen
Scholarships
Scholarship Heroes
Interview
Sustainability Point of View
Q&A: Sarah Churchill
Q&A: Barry Sullivan
Q&A: Ben Wells
Cover Story
Project: Saltline Hotel
Project: ABA Restaurant Austin
Project: Un Diavolo Per Capello
Project: Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Chapter Highlights
Save The Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
Sponsor Index
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