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In honor of the late Ron Alicandro, former longtime General Manager of The Westin Tampa Bay and the Embassy Suites Westshore, Visit Tampa Bay (VTB) and the Hillsborough County Hotel Motel Association (HCHMA) wish to establish a student scholarship in his name to honor his support of education and hospitality. 

Ron was a dynamic member of the tourism industry, serving on Visit Tampa Bay’s Board of Directors as well as HCHMA’s senior leadership team. He was an avid volunteer at various industry events, including ExTRAVELganza and Tee Off for Tourism.  We welcome your donation as we continue to invest in what Ron and many other industry leaders strive to accomplish – cultivating a generation of future tourism champions to lead our industry forward.


Ron Alicandro