Mrs. Tajala “Taj” Lockhart is the Certified Hospitality Educator with a passion for training up our future youth and young adults and coaching adults through adversity by providing industry recognized certifications and trainings that provides them an opportunity to become successful independent citizens. Tajala is a newly elected Governing Board Member for Charles County Board of Education, CEO of TAJ Consulting & Events, Founder/Executive Director of Phenomenal Young Women, Inc a 501(c)3 Nonprofit, Author and Lead Adjunct Instructor for the Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts Department at Prince George Community. This year Tajala was Awarded the My Sister’s Keeper Award by The Sisterhood of Southern Maryland Organization, Awarded ACHI Nonprofit Executive of the Year, nominated for ACHI Women of Achievement and nominated to be recognized as one of 16 Faces of Influence.
Tajala is a native of North Carolina but currently resides in Maryland with her husband and daughter. She graduated from Wake Technical Community College in 1998 with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management. In 2016, she obtained her Certified Hospitality Educator Certification recognized by the American Hotel & Lodging Association at Penn State University. She had a successful career in the Hospitality Industry for 26+ years, now owns TAJ Consulting & Events which focuses on training and developing the workforce in the surrounding communities. She teaches other people how to achieve the same success through Personal Branding, Understanding Your Why, and building strong interviewing skills and resumes. TAJ Consulting & Events trains up our future, coach adults through adversity, and create memorable events for our clients.
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