2021 Excellence in Hospitality Award Winners

The 2021 Excellence in Hospitality Awards was held May 6, 2021 at LeBossier Hotel and Event Center in Bossier City. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser was on hand to help present the awards. Join us in congratulating this year's recipients:

  • Attraction of the Year – Sci-Port Discovery Center
  • Attraction Professional - New Business - Vernon Stevenson at Port City Exotic Rides
  • Attraction Professional - Melanie Coleman at Holiday Lanes LLC
  • Attraction Employee of the Year - Greg Andrews at Sci-Port Discovery Center
  • Hotelier of the Year Award - Limited-Service - Jywone McClinton at Hampton Inn - Bossier - Gould Drive
  • Hotelier of the Year Award - Full Service - Theresa Peters at LeBossier Hotel & Event Center
  • Housekeeper Professional - Executive - Shandra Hawthorne at LeBossier Hotel & Event Center
  • Housekeeper Professional - Full-Service Front Desk - Linda Morris at LeBossier Hotel & Event Center
  • Hotel Sales Professional - Focused Service - Jax Gaynor at Remington Suite Hotel and Spa
  • Centennial Award - Orlandeaux's Café - 100 Years in Business
  • Restaurateur of the Year - Pop N Pizza
  • Restaurant Employee of the Year - Christina Thomason at Herby K's Restaurant
  • Chef of the Year - Blake Jackson at Whisk Dessert Bar
  • Hotel Chef of the Year - Christy Porter at The Three Dons/LeBossier Hotel &  Event Center
  • Bartender of the Year - Bob Thames at Great Raft Brewing
  • Hospitality Hero - Kathy Ross at C&C Mercantile & Lighting
  • Business Hospitality Hero - Clint McCommon at Fairfield Studios
  • Lifetime Achievement - Mayor Lorenz Walker at City of Bossier City
  • Friend of Tourism - Chris Robinson, Chief of Fire Prevention at Shreveport Fire Department
  • Timeless Hospitality - Betty Walpool at Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau
  • Champion of Tourism - Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, State of Louisiana
  • Communications Department Award - Karen Logan at Boom or Bust Byway
  • Communications Department Award - Doug Rogers at Bayou Axe Throwing Company
  • Communications Department Award - Beaux Hays at BeauxJax Crafthouse
  • Communications Department Award - Aaron "Peanut" Hanning at Frozen Pirogue
  • Communications Department Award - Darius Spells at Red Barn Crawfish and Seafood
  • Sales Department Award - Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Sales Department Award - Bonne Summers at Apex Communications & Events
  • Sales Department Award - Sam's Town Hotel & Casino
  • Partner of the Year - Mike Monroe at Coca Cola Company of Shreveport
  • Health Care Provider of the Year - LSU Health Shreveport
  • Teamwork Award - Shreveport Convention Center
  • Teamwork Award - Hilton Hotel Shreveport
  • Tourism Trailblazer of the Year - Chris Giordano at State Fair of Louisiana