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SCRLA VP named SCSAE Executive of the Year

Wednesday, June 21, 2017   (2 Comments)
Posted by: Katie Montgomery
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Congratulations to South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) Vice President Douglas OFlaherty, IOM, for being named the Association Executive of the Year by the South Carolina Society of Association Executives (SCSAE).

 

The award recognizes an individual who demonstrates exemplary leadership and embodies the very best values of professionalism, creativity and commitment of the association community.

OFlaherty has been with the Association for more than 16 years. From organizing popular campaigns like Restaurant Week South Carolina to helping write textbooks hospitality students learn from, OFlaherty works everyday to advance the hospitality industry in South Carolina.  

 

He has been very active with the SCSAE for more than 20 years and currently serves on the organization’s Board of Directors. He also serves on several various boards, including the United State Chamber of Commerce Foundation Northeast Institute Board of Regents and the SC Travel and Tourism Coalition.   

 

“Douglas’ energy and enthusiasm on behalf of hospitality industry is contagious,” said John Durst, SCRLA President and CEO. “He has lead by example through his tenacity and drive throughout his tenure. His knowledge of the restaurant and lodging industry affords him the ability to connect and serve our member on an individual basis. Our association and our state are better because of Douglas’ leadership.”

 

Prior to joining the SCRLA, OFlaherty was recognized in 2000 for his outstanding service and leadership as the SCSAE Associate Member of the Year while working for the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Columbia.  OFlaherty is the first person to have been recognized with the organizations top two service awards. 

 

“I’m truly humbled and honored to be recognized by my peers with this award, said OFlaherty. “I graciously accept this award on behalf of the members of the SCRLA. Together, we work every day to develop a strong workforce and build the next generation of leaders in hospitality industry across the state. I am grateful to be able to work alongside such committed individuals who share the devotion I have for our industry and our state.”

 

OFlaherty received the award during the SCSAE’s 32nd Annual Conference in Greenville on June 5th.

Comments...

Raldex Inc. Hospitality Group says...
Posted Monday, July 3, 2017
Douglas you are amazing. Your hard word and dedication does not go unnoticed. Thank you for everything you do for us!!
SCRLA says...
Posted Thursday, June 22, 2017
Douglas Rocks!

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