AAHS Presents Awards at The Latino Coalition Summit in Washington DC

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Latino Coalition Summit DCOnce again, the American Academy of Hospitality Sciences (AAHS) attended The Latino Coalition Summit in Washington DC to award excellence in the Latino community.

This years summit highlighted healthcare reform and also was host to a guest appearance by Maria Contreras-Sweet the newly sworn in Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Maria Contreras Sweet

Maria Contreras Sweet, Key Note Speaker at The Summit

Hector Barreto, Chairman of the Latino Coalition and a Board Member of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences made a wonderful introduction of The Academy and then introduced myself and The President of The Academy Joseph Cinque to speak about the significance of The Star Diamond Award.

Joseph Cinque then personally presented a Star Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award to Lic. Antonio Leaño Reyes, Chancellor of Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara as recognition for his leadership and significant contribution to the Latino Community.   A Star Diamond Lifetime Crystal Award was also bestowed to Ing. Arturo Peña Del Mazo, ‘Tio Papa,’ Presidente de La Fundación Cultural Isidro Fabela, A.C. for his leadership and significant contributions to the Latino Community.

Joseph Cinque with Star Diamond Award recipients

Joseph Cinque with the two Star Diamond Award Lifetime Achievement recipients

Latino Coaltion AAHS Lifetime Awards

Karen Lynn Dixon and Joseph Cinque with the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

To celebrate the bestowing of the Awards, The Academy hosted a dinner at Five Star Diamond Award winning restaurant Cafe Milano in Georgetown.

Cafe Milano Team - Star Diamond Awards

The Cafe Milano team in front of the Star Diamond Awards

The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences has been awarding Cafe Milano for the past 12 years with a Five Star Diamond Award and they just keep getting better and better every year.

Karen Lynn Dixon

Karen Lynn Dixon is an International Luxury Travel Expert. Her articles and videos appear in publications worldwide and throughout International Channels. She is a Member of The AAHS Board of Trustees as an International Executive. Karen has lived and worked abroad in over 3 continents and currently seeks out the most exquisite luxury hospitality and fine dining experiences to share with the world. For more information visit www.karenlynndixon.com or follow her on Twitter @karenlynndixon

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