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2016 P.R.I.D.E. AWARDS NOMINATIONS

The nominations are in and Shreveport-Bossier hospitality and tourism employees have been working hard to show our visitors why they should come back for another visit! The judges had to make some hard choices. See the nominations below. The top three nominations in each category are marked with an asterisk (*).

For more information contact Charlie Rice, crice@sbctb.org, 318-429-0657.

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Outstanding Attraction Professional

Robin Jones
Executive Director
Bossier Arts Council

Sara Kleinecke *
Sales and Marketing Manager
Splash KIngdom

Kathryn Larsen *
Owner
The Agora Borealis

Terri Mathews
Owner
Gumbeaux Event Productions

Charity Myers
Sr. Marketing Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Josh Robinson
Director of Marketing
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Beth Smiley *
Publications Director/ Managing Editor
American Rose Society

Lisa Storie
Assistant Multi-Outlet Manager
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Vicky Walker
Racing Office Coordinator
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
  

Outstanding Banquet/Catering Professional

Tim Brown *
Executive Steward
Margaritaville Resort Casino

James (Jim) Hicks
Banquets Houseperson
Harrahs Louisiana Downs

Lois Hogan *
Banquet Food Server
Horseshoe Casino & hotel

Joyce Lathan *
Legends Buffet and The Grill Managet
DiamondJacks Casino

Carl Louis
Banquet Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City  


Outstanding Bartender

Regina Landry *
Bartender
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Alvin Lattier Sr.
Bartender
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Angel Morse
Bartender
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City - Garden Bar and Grill

Neahmiah Myles *
Bartender/Attendant
Harrahs Louisiana Downs

Cakeita Richmond
Bartender/Server/Lead
Diamond Jacks Casino

Gracia Stevens
Bartender
Harrahs Louisiana Downs

Quincy Williams *
Bartender
Margaritaville Resort Casino
  


Outstanding Bellman

Cedric Caldwell *
Bell Captain
Margaritaville Resort Casino

James Davidson *
Bellman
Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

Dwayne Gerard *
Bellman
Parking Management Services, Inc./ Hilton Shreveport
  


Outstanding Culinary Professional

Anthony Anderson
Cook
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Tim Brown
Executive Steward
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Danielle Brozic
Beverage Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Robert Franklin
Executive Sous Chef
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Bradford Hamilton *
Margaritaville Restaurant Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Joyce Lathan
Restaurant Manager
DiamondJacks Casino

Frederick Ngo
Executive Sous Chef
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Maurice Price *
Cook
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Rickey Thomas
Garden Grill & Bar Lead Evening Cook
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City

Benjamin Vosburg *
Executive Sous Chef
Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Thomas Weisburn
Executive Chef
Margaritaville Casino & Resort

  

Outstanding Event of the Year

Sabrina Adsit
Event & Media Coordinator, Festival Producer
Louisiana Film Prize Festival

Will & Jim Broyles
Owners Pel-State
Shape of Shreveport

Stacy Gray *
Educational Coordinator
Owl Night

Kimberly Haigh
Director of Human Resources
Paws in Paradise

Nelson Hoyos *
Race Director
2015 Professional Drag Racing Association (PDRA)

Denise McKelvain
President
Louisiana Redbud Festival

Laura Seabaugh *
Executive Director
Christmas In Roseland

Jeff Strang
Director of Marketing
Blues, Bugs and BBQ
  

Outstanding Food Server

Jarvis Bryant
Food Server
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Monica Davis *
1800 Steakhouse Server
Boomtown Casino and Hotel

Robert Davis
Food Server
Diamondjacks Casino and Resort

Henry Graham
Food Server
Sam's Town Shreveport

Nita Henson *
Homewood Suites Comp Service Attendant
Homewood Suites by Hilton Bossier City

Daniel Perez
Jimmy's Steakhouse Server
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Victoria Rawls *
Server
Diamondjacks Casino and Resort
  

Outstanding Front Desk/Guest Service Professional

Jared Alexander
VIP Front Desk Clerk
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Ereka Carey *
Front Office Manager
Homewood Suites Shreveport

Michael Como
Front Desk Supervisor
Hilton Shreveport

Charmenya Crowder
Hotel Revenue Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Shirley Feaster
Reservation Lead
DiamondJacks Casino and Resort

Yashica Finley *
Guest Services Manager
Hilton Shreveport

Annie Franklin
Guest Relations Lead
Diamondjacks Casino and Resort

Trey'Shekia Harris *
Frontdesk agent
TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Myranda Kinney
Front Office Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City

David J. McGarrity
Guest Service Rep.
Residence Inn Bossier City

Erik Nunley
Hotel Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Mia Owens
Front Desk Supervisor
Sam's Town Shreveport

Roshanda Randall
Front Desk Supervisor
Ramada Shreveport Airport

Amanda Ross
Front Desk Manager
Wyndham Garden

Kimberly Thomas
Room Inventory Management Clerk
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
  

Outstanding Hotel Executive

Ronald Bailey
Director of Operations
Sam's Town Casino

Kim Etland *
General Manager
Sam's Town Shreveport

Linda Ferguson
Director of Hotel Ops & Vice President
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Emma Hebert *
General Manager
TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Nikki Kotzian
Assistant General Manager
Homewood Suites Bossier City

Rich Lamperti *
Director of Operations
Hilton Shreveport

Gary Theus
General Manager
Residence Inn Shreveport-Bossier City/Downtown
  

Outstanding Hotel Non Sales Executive

Steven Backofen
Food & Beverage Director
Hilton Garden Inn

David Brossette
Employee Relations Manager
Margaritaville Casino

Karen Copeland
Frontdesk Agent, Breakfast Host, Housekeeping
TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Sabrina Edwards
Hotel Operations Manager
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel
Hae In Heath *
Controller
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier CIty

Jimmy McGill
Controller
Sam's Town Shreveport

Tamika Miles
Assistant General Manager and Head Housekeeper
Dimension Development

Eric Roth *
Facilities Supervisor
Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Mitch Schenck *
Director of Facilities and Marine Operations
Sam's Town Shreveport
  

Outstanding Hotel Sales Professional

Debbie Coleman
Senior Sales Manager
Wyndham Garden Shreveport

Jimi Durmon *
Sales Manager
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City

Trishun Fuller *
Sales Manager
Homewood Suites by Hilton Bossier City

Barbara McMickle *
Sales & Marketing Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Jamie Williams
Dir of Sales - Horseshoe and Harrah's
Horseshoe Casino and Harrah's Louisiana Downs
  

Outstanding Housekeeping Professional

Sharon Davis *
Guest Room Attendant
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Ray Dickerson
maintenance
TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Debra Griffin
Executive Housekeeper
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Dianna Lewis *
Executive Housekeeper
Boomtown Casino and Hotel

Sedrick McLaurin *
Housekeeping Manager
Hilton Shreveport
  

Outstanding Slot/Table Games Professional

Victor Arizmendi *
Casino Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Keith Dollar
Director of Slot Operations
Margaritaville Resort Casino Bossier City

James Duncan Jr.
Slot Attendant
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Emma Harris
Slot Attendant
Harrahs Louisiana Downs

Clifton Moore
Casino Shift Manager
Sam's Town Shreveport

Keisha Penn *
Slot Attendant
Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Terri Timmons
Slot/Beverage Supervisor
Boomtown Casino

Kevin Walsh
Director of Table Games
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Jimmy Wooley *
Asst Casino Operations Manager
Boomtown Casino
  

Outstanding Tourism and Hospitality Employee

Candais Ferguson
Beverage Manager
DiamondJacks Casino

Hollie Fritz
Owner
TravelHost

Anjanette Jackson
Casino Host
Sam's Town Casino

William (Butch) Kitchens
Security Officer Lead
Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

Lauren LeCompte
Director, Casino Marking
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Hillary Moss
Events Director and Designer
Sainte Terre

Marrissa Spencer
Discovernaut
Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center

Pat Stevens
Breakfast host/Housewoman
TownePLace Suites by Marriott

Kourtney Washington *
Director of Sales and Marketing
SMG - CenturyLink Center

Tiffany White *
Sales Coordinator
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier City

Christy Wood *
Advertising & Publicity Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino
  

Outstanding Transportation Professional

Mike Gray
Security Guard and Shuttle Drive
Hilton Garden Inn Bossier CIty

James Groves *
Limo Driver
Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

Aaron Henry *
Transportation Manager
Parking Management Services

Albert Jones *
Transportation Supervisor
Diamondjacks Casino and Resort

Ronnie Remedies
President & General Manager
Shreveport Limousine
  

Outstanding Valet
Paul Chavers *
Lead Parking Attendant
Sam's Town Shreveport

Chase Lambert *
Valet Attendant
Horseshoe Casino and Hotel

Amanda Pratt *
Valet Attendant Lead
Harrah's Louisiana Downs

Ashley Waters
Valet Lead
Margaritaville Resort Casino
  

Outstanding Volunteer

Charlean Antwine
Casino Operations Shift Manager
Horseshoe Casino & Hotel

Sharon Barnes *
Director of Compliance
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Frederick Bell
Houseman
Hilton Shreveport

Tammy Hawks *
Director
Gusher Days Festival

Ashley Henning
Executive Assistant to the General Manager
Margaritaville Resort Casino

Valerie Montet *
Compliance Manager
Harrah's Louisiana Downs
  

P.R.I.D.E Master Award

John Cariere *
Restauranteur, caterer, bed and breakfast operator, overall entrepreneur
Fairfield Place Bed and Breakfast Inn

Hollie Fritz *
Co-Publisher of Travelhost Magazine
TravelHost
 

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