Fifteen Professionals Earn Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) Designation at CHART Conference

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CHART members had the opportunity to participate in a review session and exam for the Educational Institute's Certified Hospitality Trainer designation.

CHART members proudly display their Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) certificates.

The American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (EI) conducted a review session and exam for the Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) designation during the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART) conference held in Chicago in July.

Participants who successfully earned the CHT are:

  •     Colleen Kent, CHT, California Pizza Kitchen
  •     Gini Quiroz, CHT, K&N Management
  •     James Adam Sherling, CHT, Zaxby’s
  •     Jeff McLanahan, CHT, Papa John’s International
  •     Kelley Wisley, CHT, Benchmark Hospitality International
  •     Kimberly Proffitt, CHT, Apple Sauce, Inc.
  •     Landon Nicholson, CHT, Papa John’s International
  •     Lori Rolek, CHT, Clearview Cinemas
  •     Michael R. Amos, CHT, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
  •     Paul Craythorne, CHT, Cinnabon
  •     Sarah Milo, CHT, O’Charley’s
  •     Tanya Hill, CHT, Golden Corral Corporation
  •     Tasha Friedlein, CHDT, CHT, HVS Hotel Management
  •     Trendrecka Reed, CHT, O’Charley’s
  •     Wilma Moran Estaura, CHRE, CHT, Ayalaland Hotels & Resorts Corp.

The Certified Hospitality Trainer designation recognizes and validates the knowledge and skills possessed by property-level training executives or directors, or department heads at a hospitality company. Successful candidates demonstrate mastery of training concepts such as instructional design, assessing training needs, measuring and evaluating training, mentoring, hourly employee orientation, and management development and executive education.

For information on all of the Educational Institute’s professional certification programs, call 888-575-8726 or 407-999-8100 or visit

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