2017 Stars of the Industry

Below are the 2017 Stars of the Industry Awards! 

SCHA Attraction of the Year
Ober Gatlinburg

SCHA Preferred Associate
Christy Lewis, Tennessee Express Tours

SCHA Vendor of the Year
Jessica Byrd Ratcliff, The Thomas Group

Women In Tourism and Hospitality Leader of the Year
Melanie Clifford, M Gibson Hotels

TN under 30 Emerging Leader of the Year
Micah Bolden, Pigeon Forge Chamber

Lodging Employee of the Year
PF: Bob Valentine, Inn at Christmas Place
G: JoAnn Ramsey, Park Vista Resort

Lodging Manageer of the Year
PF: Curt Balog, Bluff Mtn Reality & Rentals
G: Kent Nelson, Hospitality Solutions

Lodging General Manager of the Year
Eric Treadway, Courtyard Marriott Gatlinburg

Restaurant Employee of the Year
PF: Chelsea Dischiavi, GSM Murder Mystery
G: Magdalena Sobon, Calhoun’s Restaurant
S: Donna Phillips, Flapjacks Sevierville

Restaurant Manager of the Year
PF: Heather Hall, TGI Fridays Pigeon Forge
G: Tim Fulton, Collier Convention & Catering

Chef of the Year
Brian Keith Scruggs, Inn at Christmas Place

Restaurant General Manager of the Year
G: Jeff Christian, Calhoun’s Restaurant
S: Casey DeCoursey, Applewood Farmhouse

Community Service Award
Dollywood Resort

One-Time Special Event Award
Ole Smoky Moonshine

Guest Relations Award
Diane Townsend, Rocky Top Sports World

Sande Weiss Star Hospitality Award
Jackie Leatherwood, Greystone Lodge