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Q&A

One-on-One with
Cindy Guthrie
Vice president of membership for

NEWH, Inc. and founder of Guthrie & Associates

How did you become involved with NEWH?
I was introduced to NEWH in 2003 and was inspired by the
dedication of my peers in the industry. I wanted to be a part
of this organization to support and raise funds for NEWH
scholarships, education, and initiatives.
 
What has NEWH done for you, both personally and professionally? 
NEWH has given me an opportunity to give back to our
industry. It is so rewarding to see students receive their
scholarships and hear their stories. It has also provided
access to leaders in our industry through various networking
opportunities, NEWH regional tradeshows, and NEWH
Leadership Conferences.
 
In your role on the NEWH board of directors, what do you have
planned for the rest of 2015?
As vice president of membership, I assist each director of
membership at our chapter levels at our board meetings and
calls. Each chapter works hard to develop membership drives
and relevant programs to engage hospitality professionals,
and there are many exciting events on each chapter's calendar.
Expansion or formation of new regional groups is starting to
gain traction as well. I am also working with Fernando Diaz,
vice president of fi nance, on a very exciting signature event with
details to be announced soon.
 
What were some of the highlights of the first half of the year?
Awarding scholarships is the highlight. Combined, our
corporate partners, industry vendors, hoteliers, and media
partners, as well as all NEWH volunteers, have been outstanding
in their support, enabling NEWH to offer more scholarships
than ever-exceeding $3.6 million in awards.
 

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Tell us about Guthrie & Associates and what's new.
Guthrie & Associates, an independent sales agency representing
manufacturers in Florida, is a creative and collaborative
playground for designers, architects, developers, and
procurement specialists. The foundation for our work is a very
simple idea: providing our relevant products and combining our
clients' vision to achieve great projects and experiences. We are
developing our new website and a marketing initiative to deliver
new product information to clients and adding staff to our office.
 
What is your business outlook for the next year or two?
Our business is back to encouraging levels, and we are working
on new project developments out to 2017. We are pleased to see
many of our friends and clients in this industry also doing better
than a few years ago.
 
Latest personal travel highlight or plan?
I am very fortunate to have my husband Wayne as my business
partner, and we celebrated our daughter Brittany's wedding
and our daughter Lindsey's fi rst year at Florida International
University, so needless to say personal travel had been limited,
but there's hope on the horizon for a trip to Italy.  
  
When you aren't working or at an NEWH event, where can we
find you?
I can be found on the golf course trying to improve my handicap
so I can keep up with Wayne, fi shing with girlfriends, tending
to my orchids, and playing tennis-when not visiting Brittany,
Lindsey, or at a family gathering.  ❙❘❚


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NEWH - Summer 2015
Table of Contents
News
Who’s Who
Sustainability
Scholarships
Conference Recap
Q&A: Cindy Guthrie
Q&A: Cinnamon Alvarez Finken
Q&A: Kate Alison Grubb
Have You Seen?
Product Know How
On the Scene
On The Cover: WALTERS’ 80-plus year legacy
New Members
Save the Date
Partner Profiles
Chapter Highlights
Ad Index
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