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Meet 2013 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winner Willie Nero!

Congratulations to 2013 CEO Light & Warmth Award winners, Willie Nero!

Kind and gentle, Willie is a one-man show of Hospitality and grace at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Augusta, GA, who sets an excellent example for his teammates.

Willie is a star in his hotel, but he shines even brighter in his community. He and a friend began a charity to feed the homeless during the Thanksgiving holiday. The program grew quickly, and in just five years Willie was preparing, cooking, and serving meals to more than 1,000 people! His infectious spirit and engaging passion for strengthening communities doesn’t end there. Each month, Willie uses his own resources to buy a month’s worth of food for 10 families. He even launched an initiative to collect clothing for the less fortunate in his area.

There’s no extra paycheck or award Willie’s going for—he does everything out of the goodness of his heart. He considers himself blessed and uses every opportunity to give back.

Willie Nero - AGSDT

Posted on Mar 13, 2014

Topic(s): CEO Light & Warmth Award, Recent Recognition Ideas

Dee Barbour (Hilton Harrisburg) says

Amazing job!!! Proud of all that you do and even prouder that you do it because you have been blessed!!! Keep up the awesome job!!!

Commented on July 9, 2014

Roger Stout (HRCC Corporate) says

What an awesome, all-inspiring story. Being new to the Hilton family, this really touched and inspires me to do more, not to be recognized, but to do what we all were placed here to do and that’s to serve others…Thank you for showing a true servant’s heart.

Commented on September 30, 2014

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