Women In Lodging Event

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The hotel and lodging industry has a wealth of attractive employment positions for both men and woman such as general managers, human resources, front desk and more. This panel will look beyond those traditional positions and discuss what other options are out there. All these panelists have had interesting,  non-traditional career paths and ended up with unique positions in the industry.  These women will share their own stories and how they got to where they are today.

        Panelists include:

Pragna Patel-Mueller, Founder/CEO, Samata Management. Ms. Patel’s broad experience in hotel operations, acquisition and development position her as a knowledgeable and involved resource for professionals within the industry. Her desire to provide needed leadership, tackle tough decisions, all within an open and respectful environment, has brought greater inclusiveness and outstanding results to the groups with which she has been affiliated. No less such effort will be brought to her work as a Board member with the California Hotel & Lodging Association.


Melissa Silvers, CHAM, Principal, SCS Advisors, Inc. Melissa Silvers joined SCS Advisors in 2001 and has over 20 years’ experience in operating and asset managing first-class hotels and resorts. Ms. Silvers is a highly regarded asset manager with expertise in detailed monitoring of management activities to protect ownership interests and ensure management contract obligations. She is responsible for the review and analysis of monthly operating performance with a focus on revenue enhancement and cost containment; the review and critique of annual marketing, operating and capital budgets; the approval and oversight of capital projects and so on.


Margie Johnston, President, RevenueResources Management, LLC.  RevenueResources Management, LLC, is a sales and marketing consulting firm for the hospitality industry. The company provides sales task force coverage for open sales and catering positions, business development services, customized sales training and strategic sales analysis and recommendations. Margie has also worked for Hilton Hotels for seven years in national sales, including positions representing the international luxury brand, Conrad and was Managing Director of both the Western Region and Northeast Region Sales Offices.


Panel :  4:30 - 6:00 pm  

Hotel Accomodations
The Fairmont Grand Del Mar

We have a special rate of $345 for attendees if booked by April 19, 2016. Please book by calling 858-314-2030.

Included with your rate:

No Resort Fee
In-room wireless internet access (WI-FI)
Fitness classes and fitness center use
Turndown service and overnight shoeshine
Daily newspaper delivery
In-room espresso/coffee and bottled water