June 1, 2020

Event Executive Running for the Industry

Individuals across the country are doing whatever they can to support event workers. For nearly 40 years Eric Strand has worked in hospitality, most recently as the chief operating officer for Drury Hotels, and he challenged himself over the weekend to raise money for people impacted by the COVID-19 crisis by running the Katy Trail.

The Katy Trail system in Missouri is over 240 miles. Strand managed to finish the entire journey in three days in 14 hours. He created a GoFundMe charity page to encourage others to donate to the cause to provide relief to hospitality workers who lost their jobs due to the virus.