Industry News | May 10, 2010

MFHA "Ollin" Conference Says to Go "All In"

The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) will host its 2010 “Ollin” Conference – Going All Out to Go All In at Hotel Allegro in Chicago on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, and Hotel Pallomar Dallas in Dallas on Monday, June 7, 2010. This all-day event will offer outstanding professional development, cultural intelligence building, and diversity & inclusion coaching, presented by world-class speakers.

The Aztec word Ollin means to move and act now with all your heart. It means to follow your path in life whole-heartedly. MFHA embraces the notion that “to experience Ollin we have to go all in.” The conference is designed to help and inspire attendees to go “ollin” and make the most of their careers and businesses.

The event will specifically focus on the following audiences: Diversity Officers & Practitioners, Emerging Multicultural Leaders & High Potential Mid-level Managers, and Diversity Supporters & Talent Management Professionals.

Speakers will include: Pat Harris, Global Chief Diversity Officer, McDonald's Corporation; Mac Brand, Founding Partner, Bellwether Food Group, Inc.; Sylvia Doggett-Jones, Vice President of Culture & Inclusion, Darden, Robert Rodriguez, PhD, Director - Kaplan Center for Corporate Learning, Kaplan University; Jim Miller, President of Institutional North America Sector, ECOLAB; Salvador Mendoza, Vice President of Diversity, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts-North America Operations; Richard Bucher, Professor of Sociology, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC); Derek Young, President, Young Motivation Group (YMG); Kevin Hall, author of The Power of Words; Debra Nelson, Vice President of Corporate Diversity and Community Affairs, MGM Mirage; Texanna Reeves, Vice President of Corporate Diversity, Sodexo and Yolanda Coly, Managing Director, The National Association of Minority and Women Owned Law Firms.

Watch the Ollin Preview Video. For additional information and registration, visit

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