FOURTH ANNUAL W.I.T.H. AWARDS LUNCHEON TO HONOR WOMEN AS “CHANGE MAKERS SHAPING THE FUTURE” OF SAN DIEGO’S TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Clara Carter
San Diego - February 27, 2019 - The highly anticipated 4th Annual W.I.T.H. awards luncheon will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Omni San Diego Hotel from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., produced by the Multi-Cultural Convention Services Network (MCCSN). This women's history month celebration will recognize the contributions of women professionals in San Diego’s tourism and hospitality industry. “It is with the greatest pleasure that we recognize the 2019 W.I.T.H. Honorees that represent women who are ‘Change Makers Shaping the Future' in tourism and hospitality. MCCSN is pleased to bring visibility to the extraordinary talent and service of female executives who are leading the way and making significant contributions to the industry while empowering tomorrow’s leaders,” said Clara Carter, president of MCCSN. The event includes exclusive networking with the top leaders in the industry, a silent auction, photo opportunities, awards ceremony AND LUNCH, as well, as a panel discussion moderated by Karima Zaki, industry trailblazer and 2016 W.I.T.H. award recipient. The 2019 W.I.T.H. Honorees include:
Sin Bosier, Founder, President and CEO, Gaslamp Event Management
Kerri Kapich, COO, San Diego Tourism Authority
Yolanda Hernandez, President and CEO, Five Star Tours and Charter Bus Company
Madelyn Marusa, Vice President, Industry Relations, PRA Business Events
Pat Pfohl, Director of Sales, USS Midway Museum
DeeAnne Snyder, Director of Event Services, San Diego Convention Center Corporation
Lesley Cohn, Co-founder of the Cohn Restaurant Group, will receive the Carol Wallace Lifetime Achievement Award, the highest honor presented at the event. Robert A. Rauch of R.A. Rauch & Associates, Inc. will receive the first W.I.T.H. Good Guy award, recognizing men who exhibit genuine support and understanding for the value of diversity and contributions of women in the industry.
MCCSN appreciates the value of building sustainable partnerships with individuals and organizations that align themselves with its’ own mission to increase the diversity and inclusiveness of the hospitality industry. “That's why we present the W.I.T.H. awards at a networking luncheon and why we selected Mt. Miguel High School Matador Business Academy to receive proceeds from the event.” said Carter.
This year’s W.I.T.H. Awards Luncheon sponsors include, The Port of San Diego, RAR Hospitality, The Patio Group, Smart City Networks, San Diego International Airport, Rancho La Puerta, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Creative Coverings, and the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego. To learn more about the 2019 W.I.T.H Awards Luncheon, visit sdwithit.com
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, call MCCSN at 619-265-2561.