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Juli Lederhaus, General Manager
Earlier this week we surprised Sam Arruda as she was working at the Front Desk in order to honor her as the Full-Time Employee of the Month for August. As you can see by these candid shots below, she was indeed surprised and honored.
Here you see Andy Seidel and Elizabeth Buchanan, who both supervise the work that Sam does, telling her and the assembled managers just why she was nominated. Sam has really grown and matured in her role as a front desk associate since she has been with us. In the past several months, and due to some promotions and transfers she has really had to step up to a more senior role at the desk, something she has done with aplomb.
Left to right, celebrating with Sam are Karen Cotton, Director of Catering; Juli Lederhaus, General Manager; Elizabeth Buchanan, Evening Manager; Samantha Arruda; Thomas MacDonald, Director of Sales; Andy Seidel, Front Office Manager and Claire Kallelis, Assistant General Manager
I hope you will join me and the rest of the Hawthorne Hotel team in congratulating Samantha "Sam" Arruda on this award and the accolades that we shared with her.
Special thanks to Kayleigh M for taking these photos.