The well-known corduroy jackets made an appearance at the 2012 La Quinta Conference held Feb. 26-29 in New Orleans, La.
Area II Vice President Heston Heller, Area IX Vice President Kelli Neuman, Texas FFA Leadership Development Coordinator Austin Large and Texas FFA Foundation Executive Director Aaron Alejandro represented the Texas FFA throughout the conference. From exhibiting an informational booth at the tradeshow to attending workshops, the officers and staff spent the days networking and promoting Texas FFA.
“To see the corporate culture operations, from management to maintenance, was an awesome experience for our officers and staff. The conference reflected the core values and relationships La Quinta has created over the years,” Alejandro explained. “Attending events such as this hosted by our corporate sponsors gives us the chance to promote our relationship and allow them to network with the FFA members.”
While at the conference, the Texas FFA also assisted in setting a world record for the World’s Largest Human Mattress Dominoes. The 850 La Quinta general managers, owners, employees, executives and guests fell back on their mattress, toppling into the next to set the record. A Guinness adjudicator verified the attempt and presented the certificate.
“It was a high energy and exciting activity to participate in,” Neuman said.
The mattresses will be donated to homeless shelters in New Orleans.