“There is a certain kind of human being that I want to be surrounded by, and it has to be somebody with integrity, and a willingness to innovate, and a willingness to learn, spirit of hospitality and excellence, collaboration.” Click To Tweet
Dawn was recently named the 2019 Hospitality Executive of the Year by the Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society. She was the first female President and CEO of the National Restaurant Association and has been a major advocate for gender diversity, working to create more leadership opportunities for women. Speaking at the 2018 Women’s Foodservice Forum, Sweeney said, “If we can move the needle in this industry, we can change, quite literally, the whole employment world.”
Dawn also leads the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, which is focused on developing a strong workforce and fostering the next generation of industry leaders. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Restaurant Association which will be celebrated at the annual NRA Trade Show held in Chicago.
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