Alumnus Recognized at Regional School Board

Neil Amin '96 was recognized at last week's Regional School Board meeting for being a recipient of one of the Chesterfield Public Education Foundation's Bravo Awards, which are awarded to alumni of CCPS to recognize their outstanding accomplishments.

Neil currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Shamin Hotels, which owns and operates 37 hotels, including 32 in the Richmond area, making the Amin family the largest hoteliers in central Virginia.

Neil graduated from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Economics in 2000 and an MBA in Finance and Real Estate in 2001.

Along with his father, P.C. Amin, Neil is a winner of the 2010 Henrico Business Leader of the Year Award. Presented by the Henrico Business Council of the Greater Richmond Chamber, the award recognizes those who have made a difference in the life of the community and its economy.

Shamin Hotels has invested $178 million in the area, with a regional employment of more than 550 employees. In December 2009, Shamin Hotels opened its newest property, the $48 million Richmond Hotel & Spa at Short Pump.

Neil also serves as a trustee for the First Freedom Center and is on the boards of the Richmond Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Better Housing Coalition.
Neil Amin '96 and Pat Taylor, who was one of Neil's math teachers here at the Governor's School.