Juror

Alon Ben-Gurion

Acclaimed international hospitality consultant Alon Ben-Gurion has managed the revenue and operations of hotels around the world, including as the general manager of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York. He is using his extensive network and hospitality know-how to actively promote development in the Negev, working to make the region bloom and realize the dream of his grandfather, David Ben-Gurion. Mr. Ben-Gurion serves on the advisory board of Heroes to Heroes which provides spiritual healing, suicide prevention and peer support programs for U.S. veterans. During the Yom Kippur War, he saw battle and survived injuries sustained as a paratrooper in the IDF.