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Meet Your 2011 CEO Light & Warmth Award Winners!

Thank you to everyone who made a 2011 CEO Light & Warmth Award nomination, and congratulations to our 2011 winners! This year’s winners, listed below, embody our shared values of Hospitality, Integrity, Leadership, Teamwork, Ownership, and Now, and our vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.”

Lea Dender-Holton
Director of Franchise Development
Hampton Inn & Suites Houston-Katy, TX
Hilton Garden Inn Houston West Katy, TX
Lea provided solace for hurricane victims—and their pets.

Steven Gerrie
Assistant Health Club Manager
Hilton Aberdeen Treetops hotel, UK
Doing everything he can for his hotel, Steven has more job titles than could ever fit on a name tag.

Darren Gray
Guest Operations Manager
Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on International Drive, FL
Darren takes Team Member recognition to a new level.

Louree Jefferson
Banquet Captain
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando – Lake Buena Vista, FL
For Louree, there’s no such thing as a stranger.

Cassie Johnson
Laundry Supervisor
DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, FL
Cassie always comes to the rescue of both guests and Team Members.

Shinji Koide
Kaizen Manager; Chief Journey Ambassador
Hilton Nagoya hotel, Japan
Shinji provided much needed aid for Japan’s tsunami victims.

Jo Licata
Community Projects Manager
Hilton San Francisco Union Square, CA
Jo has been called “The Conscience of San Francisco” for her sustainability practices.

Jerome Mbuyeni
Hilton Durban hotel, South Africa
Jerome is the epitome of selflessness, always putting the wellbeing of the hotel above his own.

Kathleen Moore
General Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Tifton, GA
Despite a troubling local economy, Kathleen’s hotel is thriving.

Nayer El Nour
IT Supervisor
Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza, Egypt
A master of technology, Nayer puts the “I.T.” in Hospitality.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012

Topic(s): Hilton Worldwide Values, Recent Recognition Ideas

Eleazar Loustalot says

Congratulations to everyone!!!! keep spreading the light and warmth of hospitality

Commented on January 31, 2012

Asif Khatri says

Congratulation to all the winners.

Commented on August 2, 2012

Hamdy mojeb says

congratulation to all

Commented on August 20, 2012

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