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HSMAI Foundation Announces First Talent & Leadership Awards at 63rd Annual Adrian Awards Gala (video)

The HSMAI Foundation awarded the first of its talent and leadership awards at the 63rd Annual Adrian Awards Gala on January 21, 2020, in New York. The HSMAIF Talent & Leadership Adrian Award fosters and celebrates best practices in attracting new talent, developing emerging talent, and engaging existing talent . The entrants were diverse, ranging from community hospitality training programs to extensive internal training, recognition, engagement, and development projects. 

The 2019 winners are:
  • Attracting New Talent: Salt Hotels
  • Developing Emerging Talent: Marriott International
  • Engaging Existing Talent: Terranea Resort

Recent Press Releases

HSMAI Foundation Releases Special Report on The Transformational Power of ‘Commercial’

McLean, VA (May 23, 2024) – TheHospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation has released a special report, “From Solos to Symphony. The Transformational Power of ‘Commercial’,” which outlines the findings of…

The HSMAI Foundation and Hiring Our Heroes Announce Virginia Resident for Six-Week Military Spouse Fellowship Program

 Fellow Will Be Placed at Award-Winning Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Starting January 20th Mclean, Va. – January 21, 2020 – The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)…

What the Hospitality Industry Must do to Attract, Retain and Develop the Right Talent for Today and Tomorrow

At a recent HSMAI Foundation gathering chief human resource officers (CHROs) gained key insights into talent acquisition and retention from Matt Usdin of Deloitte Consulting’s Mergers and Acquisitions Practice. Links…

HSMAI Foundation Hosts First-Ever Human Resources Roundtable During 2019 Lodging Conference

The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation recently hosted its first-ever Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Executive Roundtable during The Lodging Conference, held in Phoenix, AZ last month….

HSMAI Foundation Launches New Initiative to Build Hospitality Industry Talent Pipeline in Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management

New Chairman, Seasoned Board Members to Drive New Initiatives in 2019 The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation today announced a new mission to tackle head-on a compelling,…

HSMAI Foundation Partners with Hiring Our Heroes to Tackle Hospitality Industry’s Employment Deficit

After recently announcing a new $3 million capital campaign and renewed mission to serve as the hospitality industry’s unofficial employment brand, the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation…

Recent News Articles

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email HB EXCLUSIVE: HSMAI Foundation Adopts New Vision, Launches Capital Campaign

BY CORRIS LITTLE ON MARCH 21, 2019 MCLEAN, VA—The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Foundation has kicked off a campaign to be the hospitality industry’s employment brand. The organization’s mission is…