The Minorities in Hospitality group was created by a city convention planner named Jeanna Conner-Bates in 1998. Her noble goal was to create an Indiana based organization that would develop and support individuals of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in the hospitality, tourism and conference management industry. Its mission is to inspire excellence through industry leadership, business connections and community partnerships. Since its conception, the MiH has grown into a multicultural professional organization that supports both members and organizations to enhance the pool of qualified candidates, present professional and leadership development opportunities, provide a networking environment for career and business enhancement, and positioned itself in the community by active involvement, all for the success of the Hospitality Industry.

MiH inspires excellence through industry leadership, business connections, and community partnerships.
Community leaders within event and meeting management and planners as well as hoteliers and supporting suppliers and establishments joined forces to support one another and to educate others about rewarding career opportunities within the hospitality industry.

  •  Present professional and leadership development opportunities.
  •  Provide a networking environment for career and business enhancement. 
  •  Position ourselves in the community by active involvement.

Hospitality, Tourism and Conference Management professionals who are committed to the philosophy and mission of MiH are eligible for membership.
A voting member of MiH is defined as the following:  Any person who is in good standing, whose dues are current, and who complies with the provisions of the MiH Bylaws.