Class of 2009, Hospitality
Current Job Title: Human Resources Coordinator
Current Employer: The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
Recently I won the Supervisor/Coordinator of the Year award with The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh.
Currently I work in the Human Resources department at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh as a Human Resources Coordinator. The Westin is part of Marriott International. Some of my main responsibilities include associate relations events, recruiting, and overall day-to-day operations of the hotel. One special project I completed was our English as a Second Language class we offered our associates, free of charge. At the Westin we wanted associates from all cultures to feel welcomed and have the feeling they felt like family. By creating the ESL class we were able to provide the associates with the tools necessary to help them complete their day to day jobs and feel more comfortable with asking for help and to understand their jobs better. This class was such a hit within our hotel and community that we then turned around and offered another 6 week ESL 2 class with more advanced learning opportunities. This was a proud accomplishment for myself and our hotel.
My fondest PTC memory: I have so many it’s hard to pick just one. I could talk about our Wines and Mixology classes, my Hospitality classes with Mr. Samolis were always exciting, but overall I would say it was my Disney College program. The experience from top down at PTC was amazing and they made it a very smooth transition for me.
My 2019 New Year’s resolution: This year I want to reach out and meet as many people as I can. I want to grow my professional network and see if I can help many people.