Brook Ladner, assistant director of food & beverage for The Hotel at Auburn University, has been named to Hotel Management’s 30 Under 30 list. The award recognizes emerging leaders in the hospitality industry who have been nominated by their property. Hotel Management then selects the “rising stars” based on pre-determined criteria. In 2019, the publication received hundreds of nominations, but only 30 were selected.
“Brook exemplifies the phrase ‘servant leadership’ throughout all of her interactions,” says Adam Keeshan, director of food & beverage for The Hotel. “She is extremely well respected by her team, and is a valued team member at The Hotel. This award is well deserved, and we are so proud of her!”
Ladner has been with The Hotel at Auburn University since 2012, serving in roles including banquet server, banquet captain, assistant banquet manager and banquet manager before being promoted to assistant director of food & beverage earlier this month. She received her Bachelor of Science in hotel and restaurant management, as well as her Master of Science in nutrition, dietetics and hospitality management, both through Auburn University.
“I am so proud, but humbled, to be recognized as one of Hotel Management’s 30 under 30 rising stars of the industry,” Ladner said. “I am fortunate to be supported by such talented mentors who push me to continue learning and growing while working to create opportunities for me. I am happy to be part of such an amazing team that truly makes coming into work something that I look forward to everyday. It is my hope to continue to share my passion with others, and I am excited to see what the future holds!”
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Centrally located near the shops and restaurants of downtown Auburn, Ala., The Hotel at Auburn University & Dixon Conference Center is just a short walk from the excitement of Auburn University and a diverse array of cultural and entertainment attractions. For additional information or reservations, please call (800) 228-2876 or visit www.auhcc.com.