All members hold human resources positions in the hospitality industry. The Hospitality Human Resources Association of Broward County meets monthly – the first Thursday of each month.
Our first meeting was held in March 1998. Our mission is to educate and develop Human Resources professionals not only benefiting to benefit them, but also their organizations.
Officers of HHRABC
April Mazza – President
April has been in Human Resources since 1996. She has been in the hospitality business for the past 30 years working in Human Resources for hotels such as HEI Hotels- Sheraton Airport, Renaissance Cruise Port and Residence Inn Clearwater for 9 years. Prior to that the Pelican Grand Beach Resort, Hilton Hotels Corporation and the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort for ten years, five as Food & Beverage Director.
She has been a member of the HHRABC since it first began in 1998.
Nadya Velazquez – Vice President
Nadya (LinkedIn) studied at Florida International University in Miami and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Nadya started her career in the hospitality industry as a Manager in Training at the Delray Beach Marriott where she worked in all departments from Front Office, Housekeeping, F&B and Human Resources. Nadya did task force for the company and helped open several hotels in Bar Harbor, Maine and Islamorada, Florida.
She was later promoted to Human Resources Manager and transferred to the Sheraton Suites in Key West. Nadya was then hired by The Las Olas Company to work at the Riverside Hotel in her current position as HR Manager
Mallory Anderson – Treasurer
Mallory is from North Carolina and moved to Florida after graduating college. She attended Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina and received a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and Psychology. She was also very active in Student Government and Peer Education. She also holds a Hospitality Management Certificate from FAU.
Mallory has been in the hospitality industry for over 10 years and has been working in Human Resources for 5 years. While working at the same property for over 5 years she actively participated in the conversion process as an onsite Human Resources Coordinator and served as the acting Human Resources Director during a 4-month period. She is currently the Human Resources Manager at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Always looking to grow, learn and contribute as much as possible, Mallory is looking forward to this new opportunity!
Dr. Shelly Cameron – Membership Coordinator
Dr. Shelly Cameron is an Author, Coach, and HR/OD Consultant. She works with organizations in transition, as well as mid-career Managers and Professionals who are frustrated with their career.
With Doctorate in Education/Organizational Leadership; Masters Health Administration, and Masters in Human Resource Management, Dr. Cameron has worked with major Pharmaceutical Giant GlaxoSmithKline, managing its Human Resource portfolio for countries in the Caribbean and Central America for over 14 years. She has also coached and consulted with the Hospitality, Healthcare, and Media Industries across South Florida and other states for over 10 years.
Dr. Cameron also partners with the Institute of Caribbean Studies in Washington DC, advocating on various community development issues at the State Department and other leading Government entities. She serves as judge for the annual 30 Under 30 Millennials at The Inter-American Development Bank, Washington DC.
Her research “The Leadership Challenge” was recognized by Nova Southeastern University and published in the Journal of American Academy of Business Cambridge (JAABC). Through her books on Success Strategies she has appeared in the media including the Miami Herald, and on several Radio shows in New York, and Baltimore Maryland.
Dr. Shelly Cameron has been a member of HHRABC since 2014.