Emily Wilson (middle)

Emily Wilson, vice president and asset manager at hotel management company CHMWarnick, has received The International Society of Hospitality Consultants’ fourth annual Lori Raleigh Award for Emerging Excellence in Hospitality Consulting. Wilson accepted the award last week at the ISHC annual conference in Miami Beach, Florida.

Wilson previously held management positions for Del Ray Beach, Florida-based Ocean Properties. She holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from the University of New Hampshire and a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investments and Asset Management from Cornell University.

Wilson is a member of the Hospitality Asset Managers’ Association and sits on an advisory board as the University Scholarship Coordinator for non-profit sustainability group Come Unity. Along with the Lori Raleigh award, she received a one-year associate membership in ISHC.

“As women in hospitality, I feel it is our duty to build bridges for the next generation, which is exactly what this award stands to do,” Wilson said. “Becoming a member of this close-knit organization will provide networking opportunities that I plan to leverage, not only for my career, but for the advancement of all women within the industry. In my field of hotel asset management, I am often the only woman sitting in meetings. I’ve learned how to make my voice heard and my ideas respected, but I look forward to the day when the room is half filled with other women.”

The ISHC award is named for Lori Raleigh, an advocate for continuing education in hospitality consulting and founder of The Travers Group. Candidates for the award must be 35 years old or younger; have five years of experience in a hospitality-related field and three years of specific experience in hospitality consulting; be recognized by leaders within their company or industry; and be working for a third-party consulting or advisory company.