The HANYC Sustainability Committee is made up of hospitality leaders who seek to guide and support fellow industry professionals in the development of their sustainability strategies.

The group is composed of professionals with a wide range of specialties that are committed to sharing best practices for development, management, operations, communications, education, and sales.

The Committee is dedicated to expanding the culture of sustainability through the Hotel Association of NYC’s membership. They will facilitate events and networking opportunities to help HANYC’s membership become thought leaders in the sector and set an example for hotels around the world.

What we do

  • Hospitality Education

    Sponsor scholarship and actively promote students aspiring to enter the Hospitality and Food Service industries.

  • Information Exchange

    Encourage hotels and professionals to communicate about the development of their sustainability trajectory.

  • Conferences and Seminars

    Share information to the industry through conferences, lectures, seminars, trade meetings, news bulletins, and administer awards for excellence.

  • Serve the Industry

    Serve the industry, students and the membership of HANYC.

Who We Are

Fatena Q-Williams

Fatena Q-Williams

Chairwoman of sustainability committee with NYC Hotel Association
Chairwoman of sustainability committee with NYC Hotel Association plays a role to entice membership involvement and focus on people profit and planet and assisting NYC mayor’s office and state’s commitment for better Sustainable future. Finished two NYC Marathons and several Other races in NYC raising funds for Charity. Board Member of NYSHTA and AH&LA’s Women in Lodging...
Maya Shenkman

Maya Shenkman

President, Box & Bottle NYC
Maya has been working with numerous environmental causes in New York City, coordinating events and managing public awareness and conservation programs for non-profit organizations. For the past 20 years, her role as Director of Hotel Services, has been assisting the hospitality industry with recycling awareness, waste management and reduction on the road to improving environmental...
Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D.

Robert J. Koenig, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, NYIT School of Management
Robert J. Koenig is responsible for the start, development, and growth of the NYIT Manhattan Hospitality Management Program, established in 1994; as well as NYIT’s M.B.A. concentration in Hospitality Management. He serves as the faculty advisor for NYIT’s School of Management’s Honor Society, Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter, and is the founder of The Society of...
Hospitality is a crucial sector for New York City’s economy. As a leader in this field, HANYC recognizes the significant responsibility our industry carries in setting high standards for environmental stewardship and socially responsible initiatives. Our organization is committed to supporting New York City’s greater environmental goals through the development of strategies that encompass the triple bottom line of “People, Planet, and Profit.”
Fatena Q. Williams, Chairwoman of HANYC Sustainability Committee