Leta Salazar, MS is a Lecturer of Hospitality and Food Industry Management. She earned a BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi and MS degree from Auburn University. She has been an award-winning General Manager with Marriott Hotels and Resorts as the corporate wide recipient of associate opinion satisfaction, revenue management, hotel cleanliness, and guest satisfaction awards. Additionally, she has held leadership positions in tourism marketing for the Hilton Head Island Convention and Visitors Bureau, a destination that attracts over 2 million visitors annually.
Leta was drawn to higher education through her experience as a hotel general manager. She embraced the concept of training and developing employees to become the best versions of themselves and wanted to share that with students in hospitality management academic programs. She has taught many courses including Hospitality Operations, Travel and Tourism, Introduction to Hospitality, Travel, and Tourism, Hospitality Human Resource Management, Convention Service Management, Lodging Management, and Front Office Management.