Stevan Porter Award

This award honors the accomplishments of Stevan Porter, the late president of the America for the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). This award honors an exemplary lodging employee under age 30 who has demonstrated superior professional dedication, leadership, and a fresh perspective to their job. This individual should illustrate "out of the box" thinking in their professional and personal life, and dedication to the industry by actively participating in association, community, or industry programs.



Patrick Calahan, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach

Sadie Larson, Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco



Parris Preston, Homewood Suites San Diego - Del Mar, San Diego

Dylan Cloughen, Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach

Jennifer Yang, Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes



Whitney Okuda, Catering Manager, Hotel Nikko San Francisco, San Francisco



Kelly Rafferty, Front Desk Manager, The Westin St. Francis, San Francisco



Kelly Merritt, Sales Manager, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco



Robert Shinn, Associate Director of Welcome Office, W Los Angeles Westwood, Los Angeles



Drew Berry, Director of Food & Beverage, L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Beverly Hills

Michelle Holmberg, Sales Manager, Hotel Nikko, San Francisco