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Manuela
	Kennedy
What have you found to be most valuable about your NEWH involvement, both
personally and professionally?

I found that professionally it has expanded my contact list and experience. It taught me the
importance of having such an organization within my industry, and that I am proud to have
been part of it for the last 10 years. Being part of NEWH enables me to talk with colleagues
in different regions and countries and obtain information in real time, which has been
very helpful. It has helped me grow into a better professional. Personally, I have met some
fantastic people who have become close colleagues, mentors, and dear friends. We are a
very empowering association always ready to help each other.

Why do you recommend people get involved with NEWH?

It is a fantastic networking organization. Any information that you could possible need-
whether it is product knowledge, industry knowledge, or brand knowledge-can be found
within its membership. It is a living library of information!

President of the Toronto
chapter and vice president,
Carver & Associates

What is your proudest recent NEWH accomplishment?

My best accomplishment to NEWH has been my relentless commitment to fundraising
for scholarships. It is the greatest thing we do as an association-to help ensure students
can continue to come into our industry, and to motivate the students to partake and pay it
forward as they build their careers.

What are you most looking forward to?

I think like everyone right now I am most looking forward to life going back to some sort
of normalcy. I find myself missing the interaction in the office and the socializing in the
industry. This pandemic has really driven home the fact that we take our freedom for
granted. I will have a new appreciation for the day that I can get in my car and take a day
trip, go to the mall, or visit friends. The little things that used to be no brainers for all of us. I
cannot wait to go eat at a small local restaurant and leave a huge tip to make their day!

What would people be interested to know about your company?

We have amassed an amazing and talented team across the world. Great and new things are
happening with our design side and our company, and I cannot wait to share with everyone!

Where do you find inspiration, both inside and outside the industry?

I find inspiration through everyday life. Every moment, whether mundane or marvelous,
provides a moment of impact. I am inspired through my travels, the people that I have
met, and the accomplishments that I worked hard for. I take great inspiration from my
grandparents who immigrated from Portugal and built a life from scratch. Their incredible
work ethic and their integrity made a strong impression on me as a little girl. I strive to carry
that through all relationships in life, both personal and professional.

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

On Facebook spreading the joy of laughter! I can usually be found out and about socializing
with the industry, friends, and family, and at the cottage with my better half Chris and our
dogs Delta, Chelsea, and Toby. ❙❘❚
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PRESIDENT’S LETTER
GUEST PERSPECTIVE
WHO’S WHO
CONFERENCE ROUNDUP
HAVE YOU SEEN?
SCHOLARSHIPS
SCHOLARSHIP HEROES
INTERVIEW
SUSTAINABILITY
Q&A: KELLY IRVOLINO
Q&A: MANUELA KENNEDY
Q&A: JONATHAN YOUNG
ON THE COVER
PROJECT: CONRAD NEW YORK MIDTOWN
PROJECT: MESO
PROJECT: NH COLLECTION MILANO PORTA NUOVA
PROJECT: THE CENTENNIAL
PROJECT: THE WILBUR
CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS
SAVE THE DATE
NEW MEMBERS
PARTNER PROFILES
AD INDEX
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