BUCK’S T-4 CO-OWNER AND BIG SKY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT DAVID O’CONNOR NAMED MLHA “LODGING PERSON OF THE YEAR”
David O’Connor of Buck’s T-4 was awarded the prestigious “Lodging Person of the Year” Award during the Montana Lodging and Hospitality Association’s annual Awards Banquet on October 25, 2016.
Presenting the award to David was Steve Wahrlich, the Chair of MLHA. Steve detailed David’s extensive record of achievements and read portions of a nomination letter that stated, “David spent many years working his way up the Buck’s T-4 ladder to its pinnacle; a managing partner. At Buck’s he works tirelessly to both learn more from the constantly growing world of Montana tourism, and contributing his knowledge and experiences back to the hospitality and tourism industry selflessly throughout the state of Montana. David’s passion for tourism is immediately evident the moment you sit down with him. His efforts are unmatched in his participation in several organizations; both in our community as well as around the state. He also possesses a relentless desire to learn how to better promote and provide great service to the endless supply of visitors.”
David is the current president of the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce and is the former president of the Big Sky Convention and Visitors’ Bureau. Currently he sits on the Yellowstone Country Board and is a Rotarian. He is active in many issues that affect the Big Sky community, including tourism promotion, workforce housing, and economic development. In 2006, David was named Big Sky’s Tourism Person of the Year by the Big Sky Chamber of Commerce. Congratulations, David!