It is such an honor to be named your new Executive Director. HANTX has a long history and I can't wait to get more involved and I'm excited to be part of this great North Texas hospitality community.
Although it's been just two weeks since I've been on board, it's been full of meeting members of our hospitality community, being involved in a variety of committee meetings, getting oriented and attending the 2018 Dallas Mayor's Intern Fellows Program (MIFP) Luncheon on the 27th. HANTX was thrilled to be part of the MIFP once again this year. Our intern, Ana-Paulina, was a fantastic addition to the office this summer and worked on a variety of projects with Fariha and Colleen from conducting research to getting our files organized. On Friday, July 27th, we attended the Mayor’s luncheon that celebrated all these incredible students.
It was great to see some of our hotel members participating in this program. I would encourage even more of our hospitality partners to be part of the MIFP next year as this is a wonderful way to introduce high school students to the world of career opportunities available within the hotel and hospitality arena.
Just a little background on me - I'm a Dallas native and a graduate of Texas A&M University and love all things Texas and Texas A&M related. I have enjoyed working in the hospitality community for many years and sharing what this area has to offer visitors. My biggest pet peeve is poor customer service. I live in Keller with my husband, our son and a crazy dog named Boone.