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Thank You for Attending
the Power Of Tourism

On May 9, 2024, we held our inaugural Power of Tourism event to recognize Allen County's incredible hospitality industry. 

Better Because of Tourism

Congratulations to the 2024 Winners

Diversity Champion Award

Amani Family Services
Kevin Boughton, Embassy Theatre
Joe Marana, Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Brittany Hall, Fort Wayne Philharmonic 
Hilton Fort Wayne 
Katie Jo Dilling, Junk Ditch Brewing Company

Rising Star Award

Johnny Perez, Te Gustó Hospitality
Reagann Koehlinger, Embassy Theatre
Andrew Werling, Hilton Fort Wayne
Hannah Schultz, Carr Workplaces 

Service Excellence Award

Samantha Strickland, Embassy Theatre
Paul Gongwer, Starbucks at Hilton Fort Wayne
Brittneay King- Pope, Embassy Theatre
Ashley Malone, Purdue Fort Wayne
TJ Ochoa, Ambrosia Orchard Cidery and Meadery
Sabrina Stark, Blue Flame Hospitality

Hospitality Leader Award

Brooke Colvin, Hilton Fort Wayne
Amanda Codespoti, Hampton Inn Southwest
Nicki Browne, Namou Hotel Group
Sean McCarthy, JK O'Donnell's  
Theresa Smith Allevato, Copper Spoon

Power of Tourism Award

Rick Schuiteman, Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Robert Jones, Historic Fort Wayne
Mark McKinney, Embassy Theatre
Wendy Frank, Hilton Fort Wayne

2024 Thomas C. Henry Destination Development Legacy Award

Todd Ramsey, Silverado Properties LLC


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