White House Author
President and CEO, Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA)
Wendy Kallergis is President and CEO of the Greater Miami and the Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA). Under her leadership, GMBHA has partnered with the National Immigration Forum's New American Workforce, which has made a significant difference in the lives of many hospitality employees. Through this partnership, 13 GMBHA businesses have hosted 15 citizenship workshops that have educated and offered citizenship services to approximately 6,100 employees. Wendy has enhanced her impact by reaching out to and engaging colleagues in other cities who are interested in replicating the program that she runs. Wendy hopes to see the number of hospitality employees who become U.S. citizens triple in the next two years.