FREDERICK, Md. — Michael Henningsen, executive vice president of hotel operations at Plamondon Hospitality Partners, has been named the Ambassador of the Year by the Maryland Hotel Lodging Association.
This award was presented to recognize a member of MHLA whose efforts have contributed to the association’s legislative wins, membership growth and/or successful events in the past year. Members of the association’s board of directors were invited to submit nominations, with the executive committee approving the selection.
Henningsen has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years, including the past 20 years that he has been employed by Plamondon Hospitality Partners in Frederick.
He currently serves as the immediate past chair for MHLA.
Henningsen makes it a priority to give back in his home community. He currently serves as the board treasurer for the Tourism Council of Frederick County and is a former board member for the Weinberg Center for the Arts, also in Frederick. Plamondon Hospitality Partners frequently hosts blood drives for the American Red Cross, something that Henningsen, a former chairman of the board for the Red Cross in Frederick, has always been a part of.