PITTSFORD, NY – Donald G. Bennett Jr., President & CEO of Campground Owners of New York is the recipient of the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association’s (NYSH&TA) 2021 Outstanding Tourism Executive of the Year award. Bennett was recognized at the Association’s 2021 Stars of the Industry Awards Luncheon/Day at the Races Fundraiser at The Rail at the 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course (Saratoga Springs, NY) on Wednesday, August 18.
The program recognizes the exemplary professionalism and exceptional service of individuals in the hospitality and tourism industry.
“Every year, the state’s hospitality industry nominates its most outstanding employees. After reviewing all the nominations submitted, the judges agreed that Donald G. Bennett Jr. was the best of the best,” said NYSH&TA President Mark Dorr. “All the winners of this year’s awards are STARS in every sense of the word and shining examples of what New York State hospitality and tourism is all about.”
The Outstanding Tourism Executive of the Year award recognizes an executive who has demonstrated outstanding contributions of leadership and service to the industry and to his/her community.
Donald G. Bennett, Jr. and his wife Lisa and sons Winston and Mason live in Pittsford, NY, and also operate Conesus Lake Campground and Conesus Lake RV Park in Livingston County.
ABOUT The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association (NYSH&TA)
The New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association is a not-for-profit trade organization representing 1,000-member businesses and in the lodging and attractions industry. Our mission is to provide a strong voice for the state’s hospitality and tourism industry, and to protect and enhance the financial welfare of the industry.
In the photo, left to right: Winston Bennett, son of Donald; Donald G. Bennett, Jr., President & CEO of Campground Owners of New York; and George Ntim, NYSHT&A Board Chairman and Market Director of Diplomatic & Community Relations at NYC Marriott Hotels.