2016 Industry Leader | Amanda Glover

By Connect Staff, September 27, 2016

Amanda Glover
Group Travel Consultant, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Little Rock, Ark.

At a young age, Amanda Glover knew she had a love for special events and the great state of Arkansas. She graduated from University of Arkansas, majoring in hospitality management. She began her career as education coordinator for the Arkansas Hospitality Association. After almost five years, Glover was thrilled to accept the group travel consultant position at the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism.

Career accomplishments:
Glover has increased awareness of the hospitality and tourism industry among youth, increased the number of scholarships given to students pursuing degrees in hospitality and increased membership of the Arkansas Hospitality Association. In April, Glover was presented with the 2016 Smashing Hospitality Management Alumni Award by University of Arkansas.

Words to live by:
“According to scripture, virtually everything that truly qualifies a person for leadership is directly related to character. It’s not about style, status, personal charisma, clout or worldly measurements of success. Integrity is the main issue that makes the difference between a good leader and a bad one.” —John MacArthur

My first job in the hospitality industry was…  a barista.

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