Ron Pohl, senior vice president and chief operations officer for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, is a silver winner of Best in Biz Awards’ Executive of the Year – Large Companies program. Winners of the award are selected by editors and reporters at North American industry publications for their work to meet their corporations’ goals.
There were 650 entries for the awards from public and private companies in multiple industries and geographic regions in the U.S. and Canada. There were 65 categories this year, including Company of the Year, Fastest-Growing Company, Most Innovative Company, Best Place to Work, Support Department, Executive of the Year, Most Innovative Product, Best New Product, App, Event and Website of the Year.
Pohl was selected for his work in expanding the Best Western portfolio, the creation of the I Care Every Guest Every Time virtual reality employee training program, the revamping of the brand’s breakfast menu and the creation of the Best Western Future Leaders Program for hoteliers and the Best Western Leadership Development Program for employees.