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Sons & Daughters of Independence Leadership Program Participants Announced

By Bridget Mason Hess posted 01-28-2019 18:06



The USBG and Bluecoat, the Original American Dry Gin, are pleased to announce the 2019 inductees to the Sons & Daughters of Independence Leadership Program!


Thank you to everyone who applied for the 2019 class of the Sons & Daughters of Independence, a program built with the idea of recognizing and empowering the next wave of leadership in the hospitality and service communities. Out of the many well-qualified applicants, two from each of five USBG regions were selected through an anonymous evaluation process and will take part in a two-day educational leadership symposium and networking event in Philadelphia, PA, over President’s Day weekend - February 17-19, 2019.



Congratulations to the Inductees:
Midwest Region:
Carley Gaskin – Chicago, IL
Christina Basham – Columbus, OH
Northeast Region:
Kyisha Davenport – Boston, MA
Don Littlefield – Portland, ME
Southern Region:
Dana DeToro – Tallahassee, FL
Toby Darling – Chattanooga, TN
Southwest Region:
Jesse Torres – Denver, CO
Katie Cruz – Las Vegas, NV
Western Region:
Kristin Lozano – Sacramento, CA
Will Young – Santa Rosa, CA


Bluecoat's Sons & Daughters of Independence will begin a search for the 2020 inductees and symposium attendees in the 4th quarter of 2019. We look forward to once again connecting with aspiring leaders from all over the United States to find our next class!







1 comment



01-30-2019 21:35

Congrats everyone! Make the most of it!