Stacy Silver, Silver Hospitality Group

Stacy Silver, President, Silver Hospitality Group

If there is someone in the hospitality industry you don’t know, chances are Stacy Silver does. And if you’d like to meet that person, Silver is the lady who can get it done. All in a day’s work for the former editor turned industry relations consultant—though, if you ask her, that is not her preferred moniker. Quite simply, Silver is a connector, and that’s how she describes what she does. “I try to understand what people do, what they need and how to help them find that,” she said. “Whether it’s connecting someone for a new position or introducing two companies that I think would work well together, it’s really about connecting people that would work well together.” If you happen into any hospitality-focused event, there’s a good chance you’ll see Silver there, at someone’s arm, making sure he or she is talking to the right people. She was able to forge relationships during her time in media, when she’d meet and interview future C-suite execs. “I had the access and they trust me,” said Silver, who has a goal of meeting four new people at every event she attends. She counts Marilyn Carlson Nelson, the former CEO of Carlson, as a mentor and inspiration. “Before everyone started talking about work-life balance, Marilyn was talking about how it’s important to not just make time for your career, but to make time for your family. I still follow her tips today,” Silver said

Stacy Silver, Silver Hospitality Group