Stonebridge Companies’ Director of Training and Development Laura Ballard-Herships Awarded Certified Hospitality Trainer by AH& LA

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Stonebridge Companies Congratulates Director of Training and Development Laura Ballard-Herships on Recent Accolade

On July 24th, 2015, Stonebridge Companies’ Director of Training and Development Laura Ballard-Herships was awarded the Certified Hospitality Trainer (CHT) designation by the Educational Institute of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA). The CHT designation is one of the highest achievements awarded by the Educational Institute. To qualify for this distinction, hospitality professionals must demonstrate their skills and abilities through academic achievement and industry experience.

The program requires each candidate to complete a comprehensive examination which test skills in the areas of hotel operations, financial management, human relations, human resource management and administrative skills. By completing the program, an individual proves their commitment and dedication to the industry and establishes themselves as attaining validated hospitality industry standards.

Since joining Stonebridge Companies in January 2010, Ballard-Herships has trained more than 3,500 individuals on a variety of subjects for more than thirty-five hotels, ranging from new hire orientation and guest service skills, to human resources and safety compliance training. Ballard-Herships is also responsible for creating and managing Stonebridge Companies Leadership Development and Succession Planning Training Programs. With almost twenty years of experience in the training and development field, Ballard-Herships has been a huge asset to the company. Stonebridge Companies would like to thank Ballard-Herships on her dedication to improving Stonebridge hotels and congratulate her on becoming a Certified Hospitality Trainer. Ballard-Herships’ accomplishments are indicative of the dedication and effort the entire Stonebridge team puts towards developing the next generation of hospitality leaders.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel owner, operator and developer headquartered near Denver, Colorado. The diverse listing of properties includes select-service, extended-stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in markets throughout the U.S. For detailed information, visit our website at http://www.sbcos.com.

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