Name: Yil Surehan Title: Vice president, airline business development Company, city: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; Washington, D.C. Number of employees: 1,700 Recent project: I lead a team of seven people dedicated to attracting new and expanded business to our two airports, Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International, and we’ve been focused on growing air service out of Dulles. First job: I worked in a pet store at age 13 and worked my way through high school, college and grad school. Little-known fact about you: Just like the movie, I am a teenager trapped in his father’s body!
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, small businesses create two-thirds of net new jobs and account for nearly 48 percent of the U.S. private sector workforce. And small- and medium-sized businesses outpace all other sectors as one of the fastest-growing in the United States. InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG) goes above and beyond to create opportunities for this segment with its IHG® Business Edge program, voted Best Small- to Mid-Sized Business Program in Global Traveler’s 2019 GT Tested Reader Survey awards.
Name: Evan Fazio Title: General manager Company, city: City Winery and City Vineyard; New York, New York Number of employees: 250 Recent project: City Winery at Rockefeller Center, City Winery at Pier 57 First job: Steakhouse busboy at age 14 Little-known fact about you: I play bass in a Beatles tribute jam band.