Executive Committee

  • Jennifer Wellman

    Jennifer Wellman

    President

    Jennifer Wellman started in the hospitality industry in 2000. With a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture from Georgia State Uni…

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  • Stephano Delorenza

    Stephano Delorenza

    VP/Administration

  • Tara Hebert

    Tara Hebert

    VP/Development

  • Kelly Bowen

    Kelly Bowen

    Past President/Parliamentarian

  • Stacy Costa

    Stacy Costa

    Executive Advisor

    Stacy Costa is a Hospitality Sales Specialist for Koroseal Interior Products, one of the world's leading manufacturers of co…

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Board of Directors

  • Stephano Delorenza

    Stephano Delorenza

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Tara Hebert

    Tara Hebert

    NEWH, Inc. Delegate

  • Dallas Bentley

    Dallas Bentley

    Scholarship

    Dallas Bentley is Director of Hospitality Sales for Marietta Drapery Company, a family business that manufactures and install…

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  • Penny Shelton

    Penny Shelton

    Membership

  • Amy Parry

    Amy Parry

    Programming

  • Michael Uhler

    Michael Uhler

    Fundraising

Committee Chair

  • Elizabeth Allen

    Elizabeth Allen

    Continuing Education

  • Brian Hew

    Brian Hew

    Chair/Scholarship

  • Samantha (Sam) Opdenbosch

    Samantha (Sam) Opdenbosch

    Hospitality

  • Cathy Mansour

    Cathy Mansour

    Internet Communications

  • Christine Lakso

    Christine Lakso

    Community Service

    Christine has served on the Atlanta Board since 2016, and is excited for her new role in Community Service for 2018. A forme…

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  • Lubi Dimitrova

    Lubi Dimitrova

    Student Representative

  • Maria Ferrer

    Student Representative

  • Jennifer Cahill

    Committee Development

Jennifer Wellman

Jennifer Wellman

President

Jennifer Wellman started in the hospitality industry in 2000. With a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture from Georgia State University she naturally wanted to pursue a career in art and accepted a job with Deljou Art Group. Since her first job in art, Jennifer has gone on to work with Soho Myriad starting as an art consultant and leaving as the Director of Sales. She then became the Managing Director at EDL Art Consultants, and remained there until she accepted a position with Lexmark Hospitality as the Director of Architecture and Design Solutions.
Jennifer has worked on several large hospitality projects including the Fort Worth Omni, Trinidad Grand Hyatt, and the Arizona Biltmore.

Stacy Costa

Stacy Costa

Executive Advisor

Stacy Costa is a Hospitality Sales Specialist for Koroseal Interior Products, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of contract interior products.  Stacy brings over 18 years of hospitality experience in the Atlanta market. She started off in hotel operations managing the daily operations and maintenance for the Marietta Conference Center & Resort. In 1999, Stacy accepted a position as a Project Manager at Focus Interior Contracting, Inc. She led the FF&E and OS&E procurement activities for a multitude of mid-range to high-end hotels. In 2004, she joined Image Design as a Project Manager working closely with designers on developing specifications and purchasing FF&E for a multitude of high-end country clubs and resorts.
In 2009, Stacy decided to take the leap in to sales and has focused on the hospitality segment. She specializes in providing superior vertical surfacing products (wallcovering, acoustical panels, wood veneer, etc.).
Stacy has served on the NEWH Atlanta Board as well as various committees since 2010. She is also the current Programming Director for the National Board of Directors. She is passionate about giving back to an industry she loves!

Dallas Bentley

Dallas Bentley

Scholarship

Dallas Bentley is Director of Hospitality Sales for Marietta Drapery Company, a family business that manufactures and installs window coverings. He is a graduate of the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia, and his previous position was Director of Marketing at Kennesaw State University, the 3rd largest university in Georgia. He is passionate about mentoring and education, and is a proud Big Brother in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta program.

Christine Lakso

Christine Lakso

Community Service

Christine has served on the Atlanta Board since 2016, and is excited for her new role in Community Service for 2018. A former designer, Christine entered the hospitality industry became involved at our founding Chapter in Los Angeles. When she relocated to Atlanta, NEWH was the first organization she wanted become a part of. She’s been an active participant for over 20 years, holding various sales and marketing positions in the hospitality flooring and acoustic industries. Christine is currently Sales Manager for Soft dB, an acoustic sound masking manufacturer, helping designers and end users create more acoustically comfortable and confidential spaces across many project types. For 2018, she’s got several ideas to involve the Atlanta chapter in helping a variety of charities, and putting our members creativity to work!