Crystal Merit Committee

This committee plans the annual Crystal Merit Awards Gala including the following:
Key Information:
Committee Meetings: Our first committee meeting is scheduled to take place in August, marking the beginning of our journey toward creating an unforgettable Gala.
Awards Categories: This year, we have around 95 awards for recognition, spanning property awards, team member accolades, and individual honors.
Nominee Selection: As part of our commitment to excellence, nominees will be interviewed by industry professionals from various parts of the United States, ensuring a fair and thorough selection process.
Committee Commitment Level: Attending monthly committee meetings, Nominee Party & Day of Gala Set-up & Tear Down, Subcommittee participation.
Gala Highlights:
Location and Theme: Let's brainstorm ideas for the perfect venue and theme that will set the stage for an elegant and memorable evening.
Decorations: Dive into creative concepts to transform our chosen venue into a dazzling space that reflects the prestige of the Crystal Merit Awards.
Food: Work with our catering partners to curate a delightful menu that caters to all tastes and preferences.
Master of Ceremonies (MC): Consider potential hosts who can bring energy and charisma to the event, keeping our guests engaged throughout the night.
Nominee Parties: Plan and organize special events to celebrate and connect with our deserving nominees leading up to the Gala.
Updates: Regular updates will be shared to keep everyone in the loop regarding the progress and any crucial developments.
Our Crystal Merit Awards Gala is a fantastic opportunity to recognize and applaud outstanding individuals, teams, and properties for their remarkable contributions to the industry.

Committee sign up will end December 31st, 2024. Registration for the 2024 Crystal Merit Committee will open May 1st, 2024. 

Committee Chairs

Ricky McRoy and Katelyn Nichols

For more information, e-mail Ricky McRoy at or Katelyn Nichols at

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