NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Bob Jordan

Bob Jordan is a Sr Sales Manager whom partners with CEOs, executives and solopreneurs and hotel managers to grow their personal and professional brands, human-to-human. After spending nearly three decades working in hospitality, Bob knows what truly drives a hotel to be #1 operational and market, and it’s not mastering the complete “handbook” but rather “on the job” experiences. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to work with, sell and communicate your understanding back to them. Bob landed his 1st position ever with the Embassy Suites Overland Park Kansas. In addition to his extensive operations and sales experience, Bob has used his motivation to learn every position in a hotel. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Nyla Davis

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Nyla Davis Nyla Davis is the Director of Catering at the Embassy Suites Nashville at Vanderbilt and began her hospitality career at the Holiday Inn North moving to the Sheraton Music City and on to the Clubhouse Inn. Finding her niche in Special Events at Events Unlimited, Nyla produced unique and award-wining programs throughout the country. Continuing with her passion for special events and meeting planning, Nyla joined the then Helen Moskovitz and Associates followed by a merger with The Key Event Group for the next 12 years where her events were honored with several ADME awards. Eventually, Nyla was led back to her [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Marie Echols

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Marie Echols Marie is the General Manager at the new Hotel Preston, a luxury full service hotel in Nashville, TN, where she is responsible for the operations, revenue, sales, and marketing efforts. Marie is a native Nashvillian. Hospitality has been her passion since 2000. She spent several years over 14 years with the Hilton Family of Hotels. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Hospitality & Tourism Management from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Marie was a recipient of Nashville’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2015. She also received the Cordell Award for General Manager of the Year [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Daniel Willis

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Daniel Willis Daniel Willis is the General Manager of the Aloft Nashville-Cool Springs. Dan has 16 years of General Manager experience from several different properties primarily within Marriott branded hotels. Dan has expertise in managing both full service and select/limited/focused service operations. Dan has earned accomplishments over the years to include the Silver Award for exceptional Overall Satisfaction from Marriott International, the Excalibur Awards from White Lodging Services highlighting his teams’ excellence in the areas of Guest Focus, Employee Relations and Profitability, and the Gold Award for Overall Satisfaction from Marriott International. Dan was also recognized as Service Excellence General Manager of the Year [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Jennye Williams

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Jenneye Williams Jennye Williams is Senior Sales Manager at the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown Hotel. Jennye is a native Nashvillian and has spent her entire career in the Hospitality industry. She graduated from McGavock High School in Nashville with Honors, and started her hospitality career at Opryland USA theme park at 16 years of age, while still in school. She continued her path in hospitality, moving into the Hotel sector when Union Station Hotel was converted from a train station to a beautiful hotel. That move led her to the Sheraton Music City Hotel where she held many Manager and Director positions. After serving [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Billie Joyce

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Billie Joyce Wine educator Billie Joyce is passionate about the grape. An avid student of oenology, Ms. Joyce holds the WSET*DIPLOMA; and is now officially a student of the prestigious Institute of Masters of Wine program. After an extensive background in the food and wine industry, which included both front and back-of-the-house experience in Fine Dining and Catering, Billie moved into retail several years ago, and quickly found herself enjoying two years as Assistant Manager and Buyer at Mallory Lane Wine and Spirits in Franklin, TN followed by two years as General Manager and Buyer at J. Barleycorn Wine and Spirits in Nashville, TN. [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Meghan Michel

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Meghan Michel My first job was a barista at a local coffee shop when I was 15. I have been hooked on the hospitality industry ever since. Throughout my life I have worked as a host, cashier, server, bartender, lead trainer, “fill-in” cook, banqueter and manager. Currently, I am a Manager of Real Estate for Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores, Inc. While I definitely enjoy the travel component, the best part of my job is that, if I do my job well, I help to create 200 jobs in every community that we go in. That is a feeling like no other, to be [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Philip Forte

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Philip Forte Philip Forte is general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Nashville where he oversees all hotel operations, sales, and community and guest relations. The property, which opened in 2017, is a historic rehabilitation of downtown’s Gray & Dudley Building and features 10,500 square feet of contemporary art exhibition and event space, Gray & Dudley restaurant and bar, and 124 hotel rooms. Forte has honed his skills in a number of leadership posts with both boutique and branded properties. Most recently, he served as general manager of 21c Museum Hotel Louisville. During that time, he led the property to achieve its highest revenue month, [...]

WilliamsonBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Joy Williams

Click Here To Listen Williamson Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Joy Williams I grew up in a beautiful area, Northern California to be exact. I was fortunate enough to have a mom who owned travel agencies in the growing Silicon Valley. I was introduced to the world of travel and hospitality at a young age. By the time I was 16, I was calling on some of the top companies in the Bay Area. It was an amazing experience to work along side my mom and learn all about incentive travel, without even realizing she was teaching me about corporate and leisure travel sales and how to cultivate business relationships. One of her top [...]

NashvilleBusiness.Net: 100 Leading Persons In Personal Services, Food & Hospitality Recipient 2018: Shannen Stewart

Click Here To Listen Nashville Business 100 Leading Persons In Hospitality Shannen Stewart Shannen Stewart is highly-motivated and a dynamic individual who is, attracted to positivity and committed to excellence. As a Nashville Native, she graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a degree in Mass Communications. After graduation she moved to Orlando, Florida where she immersed herself in the Event Industry. With an extensive background in event planning, event furnishings, and event rentals Shannen Stewart exudes a refreshing willingness to learn about the industry and expand her expertise to better serve her clientele. Outside of her demanding work schedule as Business Development Manager for Quest Events, the Premier nationwide provider of high quality drape and [...]