International Association of Women Inducts Mercedes Q. Wilson, Director of Loss Prevention, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, into its VIP Influencer of the Year Circle

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Mercedes Wilson is selected for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession

We're pleased to welcome Mercedes into this exceptional group of professional women.

The International Association of Women (IAW) honors Mercedes Q. Wilson as a 2018-2019 inductee into its VIP Influencer of the Year Circle. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members, 1000+ in person and virtual events, over 100 Local US based Chapters and International Chapters in several cities in China.

“I’m pleased to welcome Mercedes into this exceptional group of professional women,” said IPDN President and IAW Spokesperson Star Jones. “Her knowledge and experience in her industry are valuable assets to her company and community.”

Mercedes Q. Wilson has a decade of experience as a senior-level loss-prevention professional, as well as expansive experience in the field of human services. In her current role as Director of Loss Prevention at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, Ms. Wilson is responsible for managing the day-to-day loss-prevention operations of a 27-floor hotel.

Using her skills in leadership, communication and management, Ms. Wilson expertly manages a team of 11, ensuring efficiency and competency among her staff and satisfaction among guests. She has enacted a number of highly successful initiatives such as an improved lost and found program, partnerships with community outreach groups and local law enforcement agencies, a loss prevention growth strategy for loss prevention supervisors, an emergency alert program and more.

Previous positions held by Ms. Wilson include Director of Loss Prevention at College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Hyattsville, MD and at the Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC; and Assistant Director of Loss Prevention at Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

A proud military veteran, Ms. Wilson served in the United States Navy in the rank of Navy Chief Master-at-Arms and property liaison/escort for political officials, dignitaries and high-profile personalities.

Awards & Accomplishments:

Kaplan University, Criminal Justice program; Completed additional courses at Montgomery College (Human Resources Management and Services), Central Texas College (Criminal Justice) and Santa Fe College (General Studies); Achieved the following certifications: Professional in Human Resources (PHR) – SHRM Certification; TIPS Certified; Certified Food Service Manager

About IAW

The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online professional networking platform that provides nearly one million women the forum, professional development and services needed to thrive in an interconnected world. Through 100+ local chapters, International Chapters in several cities in China and 1000+ in person and virtual events, members cultivate valuable connections, develop professionally, and promote themselves and their businesses. Founded in Chicago in 2017, IAW is a division of Professional Diversity Network, Inc (NASDAQ: IPDN), an online network tailored to provide diverse professionals in the United States with access to employment opportunities.

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