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Ms. Love

Jana Love

President, ProSolutions

In 1989, Jana Love founded ProShop Evaluation Services, Inc., after a successful career with Marriott International in sales and marketing. ProShop offered mystery shopping, evaluation, and training services to top international hospitality companies. In 1997, Ms. Love formed Shop2000 with two other principals. Shop2000 was developed exclusively for Marriott Group Sales and Catering, and they designed and implemented the unique sales training program, "Walking in the Shoes of the Customer," for Marriott. In 2002, Ms. Love, knowing her team had the expertise to influence more customer needs, expanded the company's business resources and services and rebranded by becoming ProSolutions, LLC. ProSolutions offers customer service consulting, pricing research, mystery shopping and evaluations, performance improvement strategies, training, and program and certification development to such clients as Marriott International, Inc., The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club, Wyndham Worldwide, Loews Hotels, Urgo Hotels & Resorts, Davidson Hotels & Resorts, and Florida Hospital. In the recent years, ProSolutions has continued to grow and expand. In 2012, ProSolutions was awarded an annually implemented global contract from Marriott International, Inc. to preform hotel pricing research and analysis, which continues to results in millions of dollars of additional revenue for Marriott. In 2013, Ms. Love founded the ProLearning Blog, which offers the hospitality industry free educational tips and learning resources to help be masters of customer service and sales; and to improve personally, as an employee, as a leader; and as a company. Ms. Love’s passion behind the company’s tag line, “The Total Customer Experience Company” is truly what pushes the business culture since it always comes back to increasing customer engagement and loyalty in order to achieve success. Also, the training philosophy that drives ProSolutions is that every client has a unique need and situation, so they “fix what they find” with customized training options geared towards each different audience. Nothing comes off the shelf. They also believe training should provide immediately actionable items and easy takeaways. As the President and CEO, Ms. Love leads her team in all efforts and has the support from her eight-member executive team and >50 regular subcontractors and consultants. Ms. Love lives in Pensacola, Florida with her husband, Bill. They have two daughters, Kelsey and Madison. Please visit http://www.prosolutions.net for more information.

Ms. Love can be contacted at 407-758-0263 or jana@prosolutions.net

Coming up in March 2018...

Human Resources: Value Creation

Businesses must evolve to stay competitive and this is also true of employment positions within those organizations. In the hotel industry, for example, the role that HR professionals perform continues to broaden and expand. Today, they are generally responsible for five key areas - government compliance; payroll and benefits; employee acquisition and retention; training and development; and organizational structure and culture. In this enlarged capacity, HR professionals are no longer seen as part of an administrative cost center, but rather as a member of the leadership team that creates strategic value within their organization. HR professionals help to define company policies and plans; enact and enforce systems of accountability; and utilize definable metrics to measure and justify outcomes. Of course, there are always new issues for HR professionals to address. Though seemingly safe for the moment, will the Affordable Care Act ultimately be repealed and replaced and, if so, what will the ramifications be? There are issues pertaining to Millennials in the workforce and women in leadership roles, as well as determining the appropriate use of social media within the organization. There are new onboarding processes and e-learning training platforms to evaluate, in addition to keeping abreast of political issues like the minimum wage hike movement, or the re-evaluation of overtime rules. Finally, there are genuine immigration and deportation issues that affect HR professionals, especially if they are located in Dreamer Cities, or employ a workforce that could be adversely impacted by federal government policies. The March Hotel Business Review will take a look at some of the issues, strategies and techniques that HR professionals are employing to create and sustain value in their organization.