Elisa Whaler Wins Purchasing Company Executive of the Year Award

Elisa Whaler was honored as “Purchasing Company Executive of the Year” by Hotel Interactive at their annual Lodging Industry’s Elite Awards event, held at The Encore Wynn Las Vegas, May 13th. “This is a wonderful honor and is truly shared with our team, our clients and our vendors. I appreciate the opportunity to represent Bray Whaler’s talented and committed group of professionals at an industry event.

In addition to recognizing the industry’s top achievers, the event raised more than $4,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research hospital. In total, 15 awards were given based on nearly 6,000 votes received by Hotel Interactive.

Elisa entered the world of hospitality procurement in 1987, and over the past three decades, has built the company she loves into the award-winning Bray Whaler of today. As a board member of International Society of Hospitality Purchasers, Elisa is committed to advancing the ethics and professionalism of hospitality procurement. She currently sits on the advisory board of the Denver University Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management. Elisa has previously provided instruction with a procurement perspective for the Interior Design Institute of Denver, and has held board level positions, including chapter president and vice president for the Network of Executives in Hospitality – NEWH.

We congratulate all of the award recipients and extend our thanks to Hotel Interactive.






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