TKo Hospitality Management hosted its year-end Knockout Award recognition ceremony and holiday lunch Dec. 19. TKo partners E. Thomas Harvey III, Kostas Kalogeropolous and Vince DiFonzo recognized managers and associates who actively embraced the company culture of C.A.R.E.: Commitment to delivering exceptional results, Accountable to partners, Respect for each other and Excellence in all we do.
The TKo Knockout Award is a way to recognize associates who go above and beyond in fulfilling company culture with guests, owners, fellow associates and the communities they serve. Among those recognized with Knockout Awards were Hyatt Place Dewey Beach gallery host Jeffrey Straub, housekeeping host Jessica Granger, housekeeping host Cecil King, Sales and Catering Manager Mary Beth Furjanic-Barbic and TKo Hospitality Executive Director of Corporate Projects Alexandra Kennedy.
In addition to being recognized with a TKo Knockout Award, Kennedy was one of 10 worldwide recipients of the Why Settle Spirit Award presented by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts. Recipients are team members who display exceptional devotion to guests and colleagues alike, and convey a consistent "why settle?" attitude and spirit of excellence.
"We believe that people are the heart of all businesses, and we are extremely grateful and proud of the team we have built at TKo. Our inaugural Knockout award winners are the best of the best that bring our culture of CARE to life," said Vince DiFonzo, chief operating officer for TKo Hospitality Management.