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.
Posted on Mar 13, 2014