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August 2022

 August 2022 Honorees | Women in Hospitality & Tourism

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Name: Lida Fernandez

Title: Owner, El Nachos Tequila Cantina, LLC.

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Name: Crystal Fresco

Title: Director of Marketing, The Mills at Jersey Gardens

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Name: Angelica Laozao

Title: NA, Barcode

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Name: Betty Martinez

Title: Hilton Hotel

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Name: Barbara Nahass

Title: NA, Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

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Name: Linda Olson

Title: Hilton Hotel

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Name: Blenda Pinto

Title: United Airlines

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Blenda Pinto is a seasoned government affairs specialist with over twenty years-worth of combined federal, state and local public policy expertise.  She has proven success managing cross-divisional projects, campaigns, stakeholder relationships and joined United in 2011 at the Newark hub.  She oversees state legislative & local policy issues and manages relationships with key external political and business stakeholders to advance policy interests for the airline in the northeast region. Prior to United, Blenda was Associate State Director for the AARP, NJ state office handling federal policy issues, all statewide elections and grassroots advocay.  Prior to that, she was a Senior Associate with the DC based government relations lobbying firm Cassidy & Associates; and started her policy career on Capitol Hill working for the late U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg. Blenda is Chairwoman of the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee and proudly serves on their Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council.  She also serves on the Boards of Greater Newark Convention & Visitor's Bureau; Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and is PR/Communications Chair for UA’s EWR uIMPACT Women’s Business Resource Group.  Blenda is a proud Philly native and her greatest joy is raising two amazing young adults, Bre & Josh. 

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Name: Nadia Scareon

Title: BarCode

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Name: Monika Vallejo

Title: General Manager, Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel

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