Southeast Region 2018-19

Vernajh Pinder
2018-2019 Southeast Regional Chair
Chapter: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Greetings Southeast,      

My name is Vernajh Pinder,  and I am a senior at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. It is my pleasure to serve as your 2018-2019 Southeast Regional Chair. Time and time again our region has shown up and shown out. I would like nothing more than to continue our regions legacy, of being a trailblazer while ensuring that each and every one of you gets the tools you need to succeed.

My Journey with NSMH begun two years ago and  after leaving my first regional conference I had this unexplainable yearning to do more in this organization. I came into NSMH as a shy timid college freshman and I have seen myself grow tremendously. That growth would not have been possible without this organization. This organization has become part of me and I hope you'll allow me to share that piece with you. NSMH will continue to ensure your growth and development through its enriching programs and the opportunities it provides.

As NSMH celebrates its 30th anniversary, we have created a unique year! We will only have two regional conferences. The East Coast will host a Regional Conference at Cornell University, were our organization was founded, on October 11th to the 14th. The second conference will be hosted by the West Coast at University of Denver on October 18th to the 21st. These will be historical events to attend and an amazing opportunity to connect with different regions in a smaller scale than the National Conference. These summits are a great opportunity to network with industry partners, and grow as an individual in this diverse industry. For information about the Regional Summits, including how to support and attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Are you ready to embark on this journey as we celebrate 30 years of excellence? Today we are students, but tomorrow we will be leaders! I look forward to meeting each of you at our conferences this year. I want this to be a year of personal and professional growth for each of you as we strive for excellence. Don't hesitate to reach out to me for anything that you need. I am confident that this will be a remarkable year.

Best Regards,

Vernajh Pinder
2018-2019 Southeast Regional Chair
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality

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