Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, named Heather McCrory, Accor ceo of North & Central America, as the winner of its inaugural Castell Award honoring a woman leader in the hospitality investment arena.
McCrory joined Accor’s executive committee upon her appointment to ceo, North & Central America, in April 2019. In this position, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the global hospitality group in the region, with oversight of more than 115 hotels, 11 brands in 10 countries, 28,000 employees and more than $3 billion in revenue. She also serves as the executive sponsor for North & Central America for RiiSE, Accor’s international network to promote diversity that launched in October 2018.
Award nominations were judged on the following characteristics: change-maker – leads strategic improvement programs for their organization; trailblazer – opens new paths in the industry; gender equity champion – creates opportunities for women; and principled professional – demonstrates ethical business conduct within their organization and the industry.
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