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Recognizing NEWH's 2019 Pinnacle Award Honorees
The NEWH Pinnacle Award (formerly known as the Recognition of Excellence Award) is
given to an NEWH member who has contributed extraordinary time and effort to NEWH,
has been a member for a minimum of 15 years, has held a local chapter and/or International
Board position for at least one term, and has mentored four people in the industry-at least
two of whom are women. Honorees also possess unquestioned professional ethics. Read on
for more info about NEWH's well-deserving 2019 NEWH Pinnacle Award honorees!

Nikki Jones
Formerly one of the highest women executives among the 1,700 employees in the Mirage
family of hotels, Jones has worked tirelessly to promote the advancement of women within
the hospitality industry, earning the respect of her peers. Jones has served as an incredibly
positive role model for up-and-coming women, both in the industry and in the community,
and has been instrumental in the success of both NEWH, Inc. and her local NEWH Las
Vegas chapter.
Nikki retired from Atlandia Design and the Mirage Corporation after the completion
of the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in
Biloxi, Mississippi-among many other projects. She then operated her own design and
purchasing company for several years before fully retiring. A lover of both meeting new
people and being on the water, Nikki caught the travel bug from many years of work travel
and has done quite a bit of cruising, recently traveling from Los Angeles to New Zealand.
Continuing to stay busy even in retirement, Nikki recently purchased a mobile car wash
business in Las Vegas, where she works on promoting new business and bookkeeping. In
her spare time, she enjoys reading, making jewelry, spending time with friends, and playing
with her cat, Coco. She hopes to try a river cruise in Europe in the near future!
NEWH honored Nikki Jones during the Young Entrepreneurs Breakfast at HD Expo in May.

Priscilla Nesbitt
Priscilla Nesbitt, Best Western Hotels & Resorts' purchasing director for the U.S. and
Canada, has 30 years of experience in purchasing, import, and export-20 of those with
Best Western, where she also started the Canadian Studio Design department for the
company, and has successfully managed hospitality procurement and distribution.
Priscilla is a longstanding and honored member of NEWH, having joined in 2003.
In 2002, she became aware of NEWH in the U.S. marketplace and set out to create a
Canadian chapter. With the usual commitment Priscilla brings to all her endeavors, she
worked diligently to establish an NEWH chapter in another country. Priscilla rallied a
team of dedicated board members and grew the initial chapter-called Southwestern
Ontario-into the NEWH Toronto chapter.
Since bringing NEWH to Canada, Priscilla has held many roles within the organization:
president of the NEWH Toronto chapter; international delegate for NEWH Toronto
on the NEWH, Inc. board; vice president of international relations on the NEWH, Inc.
board; NEWH conference chair; vice president of finance on the NEWH, Inc. board; and executive advisor, fundraising director, and
membership director for the NEWH Toronto chapter. Priscilla has also dedicated much time to mentoring numerous people during her
years with NEWH.
Now, while not only focused on her successful career at Best Western at the highest levels, Priscilla makes time for networking and
expanding NEWH, and is extremely committed to her family. She welcomed into her heart and home foster children between 2003 and
2014 and was president and advocate for the Halton Foster Parent Association from 2010-2013.

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GUEST PERSPECTIVE
STUDENT PERSPECTIVE
WHO’S WHO
NEWS
CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
HAVE YOU SEEN?
SCHOLARSHIPS
INTERVIEW
SUSTAINABILITY
Q&A: Shana McCullough-Downing
Q&A: Jordan McInturf
Q&A: Debbie McKelvey
ON THE COVER
PROJECT: Lido House
PROJECT: Bluebird London
PROJECT: Miramonti
PROJECT: Legal Sea Bar
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
SAVE THE DATE
NEW MEMBERS
PARTNER PROFILES
AD INDEX
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