SARASOTA, Fla. (June 16, 2014) – The faculty of the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Hospitality & Technology 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 & Technology 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.
About USF Sarasota-Manatee (USFSM)
USF Sarasota-Manatee is a regional campus of the University of South Florida system, offering the prestige of a nationally ranked research university with the convenience of a hometown location, including classes in Manatee County, in North Port and online. Separately accredited, USFSM is ideal for those interested in pursuing a baccalaureate or master’s degree, professional certification, or continuing education credit in a small, personal setting with distinguished faculty and a dynamic curriculum of over 40 academic programs. Website: www.usfsm.edu