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John G. Wells Awarded 2012 State Leadership Award
July 09, 2012
CHICAGO - Earlier this year the American Hotel & Lodging Association announced the winners of the John Whitaker Award and the State Leadership Awards. The awards were announced during the first day of the association's annual Legislative Action Summit. Among the 18 state recipients was John G. Wells, general manager, Hilton Chicago.
Mr. Wells is currently serving a second term as Chairman of the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association. As a 27 year veteran of the hospitality industry, Mr. Wells's career has taken him to 11 hotels in 7 states. He has served as General Manager of the 1,544 room Hilton Chicago since March 2007 and is a four time General Manager with Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide.
The State Leadership Awards, previously know as Most Valuable Volunteer Awards, were created in 1998 to honor exceptional leaders in each partner state association who help implement and strengthen programs.
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