I am beyond honored to rejoin the Meetings + Events team as the new digital content editor. After interning under Ada this past spring, I realize I have big shoes to fill, but I am excited to embark on this journey with all of you.

I recently graduated in May from the University of Minnesota with a degree in professional journalism and I have a deep passion for the ever-changing web side of the industry. Having moved here for college, I’ve only lived in Minneapolis for five years but have loved every minute of it. I am very excited to explore the state further through this publication-what better way to discover a city than through its events?

I can’t wait to get to know all of you and I look forward to learning about all the fantastic events you’ve planned. Feel free to email me with any suggestions, criticisms, comments, or even just to say hi!

Maite Kuhns, a corporate trainer and recruiter for Parasole restaurants has been named the Hospitality Hero award winner for fourth quarter by 2017 by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. This honor that is nominated by their colleagues, is given quarterly to a member who has made valuable contributions to the image and culture within the Minneapolis hospitality community.

 

Kira Musolf has been named a Hospitality Hero award winner for third quarter by Meet Minneapolis, Convention and Visitors Association. This award is given quarterly to members of the Minneapolis hospitality community. Nominated by colleagues, this honors individuals or companies that have made impressive and memorable contributions to the image and culture of Minneapolis through their hospitality and service.

 

Thomas J.W. Voss has just been appointed managing director of the 1,048-room-Fairmont Austin, opening the summer of next year. He will be responsible for overall operations, performance and strategic direction for the newest and largest Fairmont hotel in the U.S.

With more than 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Voss has held a number of positions, including executive roles with Starwood Hotels.