Leadership Award Recognizes Two Community Leaders

USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership Hospitality Award

Cihan Cobanoglu, dean USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership; Elliott Falcione, executive director, Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau; Arthur Guilford, regional chancellor; Burton M. “Skip” Sack and Dennis Stover; regional vice chancellor for advancement.

The faculty of the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership recently presented the 2013-2014 Hospitality Leadership Award to two local supporters: businessman and restaurant investor Burton M. “Skip” Sack and Elliott Falcione, executive director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The award is presented to individuals who have shown particular dedication to the interests of the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Tourism Leadership through their contributions to the hotel and restaurant industries. Awardees have demonstrated exemplary leadership abilities, acting as role models or mentors, and enabling others to succeed and advance in the hospitality field.

The first Hospitality Leadership Award in 2012-2013 went to John McKibbon, chairman of the McKibbon Hotel Group.