2017 Top HAT Spotlight: Joani Jones

Posted by:Matthew Mora
30 October 0   0

2017 Hospitality Professional of the Year Finalist: Joani Jones 

Joani Jones

Director of Sales 

Crowne Plaza 


What was your first job in the hospitality industry?

Breakfast waitress at Best Western in Washington DC


Who has helped/mentored you through your career?

The grace of God

What has been the highlight of your career?

Employees telling me how much I have encouraged and inspired them.


What is one thing you would tell young people entering the hospitality business?

I love the hospitality industry and it can be very rewarding! Hard work, integrity and a spirit to serve others will pay dividends. Every guest is part of a greater network of people.


What are your favorite places to visit in New Mexico?


Educating my out-of-state family and friends about the weather, food, pueblos, the sunrises & sunsets and the Hot Air Balloons.




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Nominations close Friday, September 16, 2016!