Conference Awards

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Every year, at The Hospitality Law Conferences, HospitalityLawyer.com recognizes two outstanding industry leaders with the Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Law Award and the Thomas G. Davis Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award.

Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Law Award

Anthony G. Marshall was a well-known columnist, educator, lecturer, lawyer and hospitality management professional. He served as the dean of Florida International University School of Hospitality Management.

The Anthony G. Marshall Hospitality Law Award is given in recognition of pioneering and lasting contributions to the field of hospitality law. HospitalityLawyer.com Founder, Stephen Barth, says, “We honor Anthony Marshall for his pioneering and continued contributions to the field of hospitality law. He was the first to define reasonable care in a way that the average hotel manager, who is not a lawyer, could understand.”

The ideal nominee:

  1. Is a lawyer;  or in the field of law;  or in legal education or in management with a law degree.
  2. Has  10 + years experience with a focus on hospitality law with a reputation among clients, the Hospitality BAR, and the hospitality industry for high ethical standards, professionalism and civility.
  3. Has participated in legal education related to hospitality including guest speaking or full or part time engagements at colleges and universities, frequent speaking engagements and or participation in relevant industry conferences and training (e.g. speaking at  and participating in the Hospitality Law Conference).
  4. Experience in assisting the industry and/or the general public in understanding hospitality legal issues via social media, blogging, trade press,  major media citations and appearances, or  other publishing and distribution channels.

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

Elizabeth DeConti

2020 RECIPIENT
ELIZABETH DECONTI

Shareholder
Gray Robinson, P.A. 

Rob Schnitz

2019 RECIPIENT
ROB SCHNITZ

SVP & Associate General Counsel
Hyatt Hotels

Cliff Risman

2018 RECIPIENT
CLIFF RISMAN

Partner
Foley Gardere

James Eiler

2017 RECIPIENT
JAMES EILER

Partner
Murchison & Cumming

Jerry Hamilton

2016 RECIPIENT
JERRY HAMILTON

Managing Partner
Hamilton Miller & Birthisel

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2015 RECIPIENT
SCOTT JOSLOVE

President & CEO
Texas Hotel & Lodging Association

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2014 RECIPIENT
PETER KILGORE
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Security
National Restaurant Association

Karen Morris

2013 CO-RECIPIENT
KAREN MORRIS

Professor of Law at Monroe Community College
Judge – Brighton Town Court

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2013 CO-RECIPIENT
DIANA BARBER
Lawyer, Professor, Director of Hospitality Administration Study Abroad Program
Georgia State University

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2012 RECIPIENT
JEFF HOLDAWAY
Senior Vice President & Associate General Counsel
Marriott International

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2011 RECIPIENT
ROGER THOMSON
Executive Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Secretary
Brinker International

Albert Pucciarelli

2010 RECIPIENT
ALBERT PUCCIARELLI
Partner
McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP

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2009 RECIPIENT
JIM ABRAMS
President
California Hotel & Lodging Association

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2008 RECIPIENT
IRV SANDMAN
Hospitality Industry Counselor
Sandman Savrann

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2007 RECIPIENT
MADELEINE KLEINER
Director
Northrop Gruman

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2006 RECIPIENT
BANKS BROWN
Partner
McDermott Will Emery

Marshall

2005 RECIPIENT
ANTHONY MARSHALL
Dean
Florida International University

Thomas G. Davis Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award

Thom Davis passed away in late 2009 after dedicating more than 30 years of his life to hotel security and loss prevention management. He was the President of Security Litigation Group and also provided expert testimony in the areas of safety and security for more than 13 years.

The Thomas G. Davis Loss Prevention Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a person who has committed his or her career to improving safety and security in the hospitality industry. In presenting the award, the selection board seeks to recognize someone who exemplifies Thom Davis’ commitment to improving safety and security in the industry.

HospitalityLawyer.com Founder, Stephen Barth, says, “It is fitting that we name the Award after Thom, who diligently served the industry with his knowledge and insight, including assisting the Educational Institute of the AH&LA. His work and achievements serve as a standard for all recipients of the Award.”

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS

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2019 RECIPIENT
SALVATORE CACCAVALE

Principal
Global Hospitality Security Solutions, LLC

Paul Frederick

2017 RECIPIENT
PAUL FREDERICK

Global Safety & Security Executive
Waldorf Astoria New York

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2016 CO-RECIPIENT
JOHN ALLEN MOORE

Director of Security & Life Safety
Hilton Americas Houston

Stan Alexander

2016 CO-RECIPIENT
STAN ALEXANDER

Director of Loss Prevention
Royal Sonesta Hotels

Brad Bonnell

2013 RECIPIENT
BRAD BONNELL
Vice President, Loss Prevention
Extended Stay America

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2012 RECIPIENT
RICHARD HUDAK
Managing Partner
Resort Security International

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2011 RECIPIENT
TOM DALY
Principal and Managing Member
The Hospitality Security Consulting Group, LLC

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2010 RECIPIENT
JOHN SZCZEPANSKI
Senior Director Risk Management
White Lodging Service

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2009 RECIPIENT
JESSE DENTON
Hospitality Loss Prevention Consultant

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2008 RECIPIENT
CHAD CALLAGHAN
Principal
Premises Liability Experts

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2007 RECIPIENT
WENDALL COUCH