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Q&A

GETTING TO KNOW

Kelly
Gaddes
Why did you want to become involved in NEWH?

Because of what NEWH stands for as an organization and the opportunities it offers
students hoping to make it in the hospitality industry. I wanted to bring that kind of positive
presence to Cincinnati for our local students.

What has NEWH done for you, both personally and professionally?

Personally, it's rewarding to not only be a part of something, but lead an initiative that
gives back to the next generation. From a professional growth and business development
standpoint, it's opened a lot of doors with contacts in the industry.

In your role as Cincinnati Region chair, what do you have planned for 2018? What
are you most looking forward to?

Cincinnati Region steering
chair and director, CR
architecture + design

We're kicking off our 2018 fundraising with a bowling event called Light the Alley and will
follow it up with a holiday bash toward the end of the year. Between those, we have our
breakfast event series called Morning Mingles that take place on a Friday every other
month. We partner with a local Cincinnati creative leader and invite them to be our guest for
a roundtable discussion.

What were some of the highlights of 2017?

Our Cincinnati region started in 2015, so hands down our highlight of 2017 was awarding our
first scholarship to Hunter Miller, a University of Cincinnati interior design student.

Tell us a bit about your company and what's new.

CR was founded in 1982 as an architecture firm that found success due to our reputation for
innovation and emphasis on client partnerships. We've since grown to five national and two
satellite offices and expanded our services to include MEP engineering and interior design,
an effort I initiated and have since led. Currently, our team is wrapping up the design for a
new Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel in Lexington, Kentucky, which will be one of the first
hotels completed for that brand.

Latest (personal) travel highlight or plan?

I'll be travelling to Fort Lauderdale in February to grab some sunshine, and am in the early
planning stages for a cruise to Greece in the fall.

Trend or movement you are paying attention to in the industry? One you'd wish
would go away?
I appreciate the trend of designing with art as unique and relevant statement pieces to
create an impactful guest experience. As far as trends I wish would go away, nostalgic
interiors-they're everywhere now!

When you aren't working or at an NEWH event, where can we find you?

At Briarwood Farm in Burlington, Kentucky refining my riding and jumping skills with my
partner Skip, a chestnut quarter horse. ❙❘❚

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Guest Perspective
Who’s Who
News
Conference Roundup
Have You Seen?
Scholarships
Sustainability
Q&A: Shannon Vance
Q&A: Kelly Gaddes
Q&A: Cynthia Guthrie
On the Cover
Project: Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
Project: Perry Hotel Key West
Project: Township
Chapter Highlights
Save the Date
New Members
Partner Profiles
Ad Index
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