GWSB Alum Receives Tourism Innovation Award

April 24, 2019
photo - Dan Simons (right) receives the Don Hawkins Tourism Innovation Award from Prof. Stuart Levy
Dan Simons (right) receives the Don Hawkins Tourism Innovation Award from Stuart Levy, associate professor of management.

Dan Simons, BBA ’92, was honored with the Don Hawkins Tourism Innovation Award at the annual GW Tourism Colloquium, held on campus last month. Mr. Simons, the founder and co-owner of Farmers Restaurant Group, was unanimously selected for the award by the Master of Tourism Administration (MTA) faculty for his leadership and support of GWSB and the MTA program.

Established three years ago to recognize the contributions of Dr. Don Hawkins, professor emeritus of management and tourism studies, the award is given to individuals who demonstrate extraordinary leadership in the tourism industry.