2017 Top Hat Spotlight – Jessie Lopez

2017 Front-of-House Food & Beverage of the Year Finalist

Jessie Lopez

Regional Events Director – Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces

What was your first job in the hospitality industry?
Best Western Mesilla Valley Inn

Who has helped/mentored you through your career?
Belia Alvarez, Peggy Smith

What has been the highlight of your career?
Watching my community smile as they enjoy the events that we have put together.

What is one thing you would tell young people entering the hospitality business?
Serve with your heart.

What are your favorite places to visit in New Mexico?
Hot Springs in T or C