Black Meetings and Tourism

July/Aug 2011

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HYATT APPOINTS SAL MENDOZA TO VICE PRESIDENT OF GLOBAL DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HyattHotels&Resorts announced earlier this year that SalMendoza has been named vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion, reporting to RobbWebb, chief Human Resources officer. In this newly created position,Mendoza is responsible for the development of a core global framework for Hyatt that enhances the company’s diverse and inclusive workplace and focuses on strategies that can be implemented locally by colleagues around the world. “I am delighted to appoint Sal to this new position,” said Webb. “With his guidance, we’ve made great strides in our commitment to diversity and inclusion, which have been widely recognized through many credible awards and accolades. In this new role, Sal’s global perspective and expertise will help us work across several functions to build a suc- cessful diversity and inclusion strategy and implementation plan that will distinguish us as a preferred brand for our associates, guests and owners.” Since joining Hyatt in 1997, Mendoza has worked to integrate Hyatt’s commitment to the principles of diver- sity and inclusion with all aspects of business in North America including recruitment, sales and marketing, employee relations, supply chain, and hotel development. Mendoza has also represented Hyatt on the board of several organizations, including the National Hispanic Corporate Council, the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation Board of Trustees, and the Global Diversity & Inclusion Foundation Board of Trustees. Hyatt has received many awards under Mendoza’s tenure. This recognition includes Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 Places for Minorities to Work, Black Collegian Magazine’s Top 100 Employer, Latina Style Magazine’s Best Companies for Latinas, DiversityInc’s 25 Noteworthy Companies, the Association of Diversity Council’s 2011 Diversity Council Honors Award, Human Right Campaign’s 100% Equality Index, Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality for seven consecutive years, and many more. Mendoza holds a Bachelor of Science from Chicago State University and a Master of Science from Governors State University. Throughout his education and career, Mendoza has been personally recognized with the Black Meetings & Tourism APEX Award for Distinguished Service, Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Hispanics, the Hands On Education Services Disability Champion Award, and Chicago State University’s Latino Alumni Award. FRENCH TOURISM OFFICE RUN BY HOSPITALITY VETERAN ZIN-KA-IEU Ms. IdaZIN-KA-IEUserves as president of the FrenchTourismOffice in SaintMartin, FrenchWest Indies since July 2008, thus heading the main office located in Saint Martin as well as the two branches in NewYork and Paris. ZIN-KA-IEU has worked in the hospitality industry for more than a decade. In 2007 shewas elected on theTerritorialCounsel for theCollectivé de SaintMartin and given the portfolio regarding promotional tourism. Prior to her current position she spent eight years in the hotel industry for Hilton and Conrad Hotels in Paris. Ms.ZIN-KA-IEUwas the 3rd vice president of the Chamber of Commerce from2004 to 2009. In 1988 she served as assistant director in charge of the EuropeanMarket for the FrenchTourismOffice. She is a businesswoman and amother of twowho has been instru- mental in the creation of ZENmagazine and a localTVprogram. She is also generalmanager of PUBLI INFOS an outdoor advertising company. She was chosen in 2010 by the SaintMartin population both locally and abroad and received the Prestigious Award at the Black Carpet SoiréeAnnual Event. Ms. ZIN-KA-IEU, a native of Saint Martin attended the Superior School of Tourism in Paris and currently serves on the CaribbeanTourism Organization Executive Board. 6 Black Meetings & Tourism July/August 2011: NEWSMAKERS

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