The 2013 P.R.I.D.E. Awards banquet was held last week at Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino in Shreveport.
The P.R.I.D.E. (Proud Residents Involved in Developing Our Economy) awards are a presentation of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, is held during the first full week in May, which is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week.
The 2013 P.R.I.D.E. Master Award was received by Kip Holloway, former executive director of the Red River Revel Arts Festival.
Other top awards went to Outstanding Event of the Year - The World Series of Poker Circuit Event and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibit (tie); Outstanding Southern Hospitality Ambassador - Jackie Allen of Horseshoe Casino and Hotel; Outstanding Tourism and Hospitality Employee of the Year - Andrea Bales, of Horseshoe Casino and Hotel; Outstanding Attractions Professional of the Year - Jared Troutman, of Splash Kingdom; and Outstanding Venue Operations - Heather Sexton, of DiamondJacks Casino and Resort.