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Q&A

CHATTING WITH

Cynthia
Guthrie
How did you become involved with NEWH?

I became involved at the behest of one of my industry friends. After I learned more about
what the organization was doing for the hospitality community, scholarships, and other
programs, it grabbed my attention. I attended a few local chapter events, decided to become
a member, signed up on a fundraising committee, and my passion grew from there.

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

Professionally NEWH has exposed me to the most prestigious designers and owners in our
industry. Most importantly I have met lifelong friends, all whom are very special to me. We
share common interests, and all are excellent resources to discuss ideas and issues within
our industry.

In your role with NEWH, what do you have planned for 2018? What are you most
looking forward to?

NEWH, Inc. President and
Guthrie & Associates founder

I have the honor to work with an impressive group of men and women who give so much of
their time to this organization, and they are very passionate about their initiatives to support
our mission of scholarships and education. We are always striving to create new ideas and
programs that will be of interest to industry professionals. Also we are working hard to make
our next NEWH Leadership Conference a must-attend event.

What were some of the highlights of 2017?

Our 2017 Leadership Conference broke attendance records. Some new developments or
revised programs include TopID with updated judging criteria, new-and-improved BrandED
(stay tuned for chapter news where BrandED will be a scheduled event), more scholarships
awarded thanks to very generous vendors, chapter fundraisers, and improvements to NEWH
magazine. We also had executive committee members attend Host Milan as guests with
firms specializing in restaurant design. While in Italy, NEWH was asked about expansion into
Italy and other countries so we shall see where we land in the future.

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

Guthrie & Associates is a creative playground for designers, architects, developers,
procurement specialists, corporate brands, and construction professionals. We represent
some of our industry's finest manufacturers. Driven by the thought that collaborative and
collective work gets the best results, we believe in partnership with our clients.

Trend or movement you are paying attention to in the industry? One you'd wish
would go away?

While our industry would like to see Airbnb go away for myriad reasons, it has challenged
us to develop new ideas to serve our guests well. I see the trend continuing for brands
and independents to be involved in their local community events, to design and provide
services for the purpose of community inclusion-attracting their local neighborhood and
surrounding communities. ❙❘❚

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Newh - Spring 2018
Table of Contents
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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