2018 Top Hat Finalist Spotlight – Jourdan Elterman

2018 Hospitality Professional of the Year Finalist

Jourdan Elterman

Heritage Hotels & Restorts

What was your first job in the hospitality/tourism industry?
Valet and swimsuit model

Who has helped/mentored you throughout your career?
Mark De La O

What has been the highlight of your career?
Playing a significant role in bringing historic revenue numbers to the Lodge at Santa Fe in 2018.

Red or Green?

What is one suggestion or piece of advice you would share with young people entering the hospitality/tourism business?
Be inventive, trust your vision and cultivate professional relationships.

What does being a finalist for the Top HAT Awards mean to you?
Since self-promotion has never been a major focus of mine, I find being a finalist a great surprise and honor.

Stay tuned for more Finalist Spotlights as we get closer to the 2018 New Mexico True Top HAT Awards Gala on November 8th!