Southeast Regional Chair

Dion Kellam

Southeast Region 2016-17

Dion Kellam
2016-2017 Southeast Regional Chair
Chapter: Virginia State University

Hello Southeast,       

My name is Dion Kellam, your Southeast Regional Chair for 2016-2017 and a rising senior from Virginia State University. I am thrilled to be your Southeast Regional Chair. I am certain that we will have a great year working together to be the best region in the nation!

My first year in NSMH I attended the southeast regional conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. After leaving that conference I had a newfound appreciation of the opportunities and growth NSMH provides. Ever since that day I made it a goal of mine to give back to the organization that gave so much to me and many of my fellow students.

We will be hosting our Regional Conference combined with the Northeast Region in Philadelphia, PA, November 4-6. The Regional conference host will be the Temple University NSMH Chapter.  This is a great opportunity to network with industry partners, and grow as a professional in this diverse industry.  For information about the Southeast/Northeast Regional Conference, including how to support and attend, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I look forward to meeting all the newly inspired members and reconnecting with all the wonderful people I met at the previous joint regional conference in Philadelphia last year. Start planning now for the 28th National Conference, which will be held in Jacksonville, FL at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, February 23-26, 2017

I cannot wait to work with each chapter personally, so we can advance and achieve the goals we will set together.
Hospitably yours,

Dion Kellam
2016-2017 Southeast Regional Chair
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality


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