Over 15 years in Hospitality and Tourism in a variety of leadership positions in sales and operations working with The West Wing Boutique Hotel, Royal Sonesta, Hyatt, Wyndham, Hilton, Holiday Inn, SeaWorld Park and Entertainment – Busch Gardens and the PGA Tour Doral. Currently working on a Doctorate in Recreation, Sport and Tourism with a focus in Leisure at the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL. Earned a Master of Science in Sport Administration from St. Thomas University, Miami FL, and a Bachelor of Science in Management from Southern University, Baton Rouge LA.
Taught Social Entrepreneurship in Hospitality courses focusing on developing social capital and partnerships designed to drive long-term revenue in the tourism industry.
Business philosophy and value-added proposition is centered around fostering collaborations and building partnerships through diversity, emotional intelligence, networking, holding challenging conversations, social responsibility, and shared values.
An active member of Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association, Inc. (HSMAI), The First Tee Advisor Board, Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc., and Prince Hall Master Mason, 32nd Degree, and Knights Templar.
Leisure passions are family, community engagement, golf, and the beaches.