Friday August 21 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

Gaylord National Resort and
Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Friday, August 21st: AEENCC Tour & Lunch at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

The AAA Four-Diamond Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center opened April 2008 along the banks of the Potomac River, one mile south of Washington D.C., in National Harbor, Md., a new 300-acre waterfront destination. Gaylord National is the largest-combined hotel and convention center on the East Coast, offering 2,000 guest rooms, including 110 lavish suites; 470,000 square feet of convention, meeting and exhibit space; acclaimed restaurants; Spa; Ultra Lounge; and a soaring 19-story glass atrium. We will tour the inner workings and hidden mechanisms that make this behemoth of a building work. A true gem of the hospitality industry will be revealed to our tour participants by their Director of Engineering.

Rafael (Ralph) Medina, Jr. Director of Engineering


11:00 - 11:30 Registration and networking (meet in Hotel
Atrium) LIMIT OF 40
11:30 - 12:30 Lunch & presentation by Mr. Medina - We will
meet and have lunch in the employee cafeteria
12:30 - 1:30 Tour of the facility
1:30 - 2:00 Questions/networking/conclusion

Our Distinguished Speaker

Mr. Medina began his career as an electrician. He quickly rose through he ranks of hotel operations staff, ultimately arriving at the prestigious position of Director of Engineering. He has held his current position since November of 2009. Mr. Medina enjoys fishing and playing golf. In addition, he enjoys spending time with his grand kids as well as planning and executing projects.
Mr. Medina has a wealth of experience in building management and has a desire to operate at top efficiency; he leads his team to complete goals with a sense of urgency and understands how the engineering team impacts all other departments in the
business. He is a very detail oriented manager and is
dedicated to running a consistent operation. It is our great pleasure to have Mr. Medina lead our tour of his facility.