Alie Gaffan and Jennifer Belk White are the 2023 Spirit of CHART Recipients
The Spirit of CHART Award represents the essence of a CHART member's commitment to CHART’s guiding principles of Learning, Sharing, Growing, and Caring.
WESTFIELD, NJ, August 9, 2023 – CHART is pleased to announce that Alie Gaffan, Senior Vice President of People and Culture of Pacifica Hotels, and Jennifer Belk White, Human Resources Director of Lumina Foods, are the recipients of its 2023 Spirit of CHART award. The two were honored on Monday evening, July 31, 2023 during CHART’s 104th Hospitality Training Conference at the Rosen Plaza, Orlando, FL.
This award is presented to CHART members who have assisted in moving the association forward through contributions that have been above and beyond expectations. The Spirit of CHART Award represents the essence of a CHART member's commitment to CHART’s guiding principles of Learning, Sharing, Growing, and Caring.
About Alie Gaffan’s Service to CHART
From working her inclusive magic at First Time Attendee meetings, to serving as a Co-director for the Southern California Regional Training Forum (RTF), Alie quickly becomes everyone’s new best friend. She has volunteered on numerous conference teams, including positions of Volunteer, Silent Auction, Scholarship, and Conference Director. She readily shares her expertise as a presenter, and is a Lifetime Member of CHART.
About Jennifer Belk White’s Service to CHART
Jen’s dedication to CHART spans many years and many roles, including Education Strategist on the Board of Directors. Her improvement of CHART’s Hospitality Training Competencies program has had a lasting impact. She has the recent distinction of presenting multiple breakout sessions during the same conference, and teaching others about the “Worst. Training. Ever.” in her immensely popular session. She has served on many conference teams, and is a 10+ Year Member of CHART.
In addition to receiving this award, both Alie and Jennifer were elected to the CHART 2023-2024 Board of Directors.
Contact: Lisa Marovec, 312.405.2634, email@example.com
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CHART (chart.org), a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professionals and their organizations. With more than 500 members from more than 350 restaurant, foodservice, and lodging companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning, and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to improve performance through access to networks, education, and resources. Follow CHART on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CHARTtrainers.