VanDuzer Receives Award of Excellence

Benchmark Hospitality recognizes Cheyenne Mountain Resort’s director of facilities

By: By Janeen Christoff

Cabanas VanDuzer Neumann c 2010 Benchmark Hospitality

Cabanas, VanDuzer and Neumann

Benchmark Hospitality International awarded Mike VanDuzer, director of facilities at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado Springs, Colo., with the Chairman’s Award of Excellence. VanDuzer, received the award in recognition of his extraordinary performance in enhancing the property’s physical plant and overall sustainability, his active contribution to the positive guest experience at the property and his exemplary dedication to serving the people of Colorado Springs. VanDuzer is the fourth recipient of the Chairman’s Award since it was launched in 2006.

“Mike is truly an exceptional person and employee,” said Burt Cabanas, chairman and CEO, Benchmark Hospitality International. "He is one of those unique individuals who is highly dedicated to service in all areas of his life, including in the workplace, at home, and in his community. Not a day goes by where he doesn’t seek to make a difference in another person’s life. I am honored to present this award to him.”

VanDuzer was nominated out of a field of more than 5,000 Benchmark Hospitality employees globally. A 16-year veteran of Benchmark, who has served in a number of management roles in multiple locations across the company, VanDuzer’s nomination for the Chairman’s Award included supporting testimonials from fellow employees and colleagues companywide. Addressed in the nomination was his commitment to Benchmark’s Core Values of Integrity, Individualism, Entrepreneurship, Partnership, Realism and Service.