MidWest Regional Chair

Morgan LaBarrie

Midwest Region 2016-17


Nakaria Williams

2016-2017 Midwest Regional Chair
Chapter: Grand Valley State University

Greeting Midwest Region!

My name is Nakaria Williams, and it is my honor to introduce myself as the 2016-2017 Midwest Regional Chair of NSMH. I am a senior majoring in Hospitality with an Emphasis in Event Planning. I have a minor in pre-law. I am originally from Muskegon, MI. After my first NSMH meeting I realized that this was the perfect organization for me. I joined NSMH because it made me feel included. From the very beginning NSMH has taught me so much and has been a big influence in my college career.

When I first joined NSMH, my chapter was just reactivating. Becoming an active chapter again was hard, but with the help of the MidWest chair at the time we were able to become an active and involved chapter.

For the first time in many years, the Midwest Region will host its own developmental conference.  The one day NSMH Midwest Regional Summit will be held October 29 and will be hosted by the Depaul University chapter of NSMH in Chicago, IL.  If you have any questions or seek any information about the summit, feel free to email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

I am hoping that we show the other regions why the Midwest is mighty. My goal is to have many Midwest members at the regional and national conference. I want all Midwest chapters to know that they are part of the NSMH family. By the end of the year I want every member to gain something from NSMH, whether it be networking skills, career advancement, or friendship. My job is to be a resource and the support that your chapter needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I know this year is going to be a success.

Hospitably Yours,

Nakaria Williams
2016-2017 Midwest Regional Chair
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality


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