Once again I participated in the NACE Experience which this year was held at the New Orleans Marriott. Our Houston Chapter had a very busy and fun filled experience for three and a half days in the Big Easy. Some of our featured speakers included Simon T Bailey and local entrepreneur Chef John Besh. We were even greeted by the infamous 610 Stompers on the opening evening. So much to share so enjoy the images.
With the elections that were held during the conference, the National Board now features three members of our local chapter:
Lisa Hopkins with the Houstonian – President
Adam Rineer with the Westin Galleria – Secretary/Treasurer
Gary Baumann with the Royal Sonesta Hotel – Foundation President
In addition to all of the education and entertainment our local chapter was also recognized by winning several awards at the evening gala.
2011 Program of the Year – Houston Chapter’s 2011 Wedding Trends
2011 Student Member of the Year – Brittany Talavera, University of Houston
2011 Best Guest Table Presentation – Kathryn Creech, Enjoy Events
2011 Foundation of NACE Vince DeFinis Scholarship – Stephanie Truett, University of Houston
2011 Best Wedding Event of the Year – Lisa Carruth, BraeBurn Country Club
Congratulations to all and so happy for how well Houston was represented.