Meet Our Recruitment Experts
Scott Samuels | President & CEO
Scott is the President of Hospitality in Healthcare, a division of Horizon Hospitality Associates, Inc. Prior to beginning Horizon Hospitality Associates in 1998, Scott held senior management and executive-level positions with hospitality industry leaders such as ClubCorp, Hilton Hotel Corporation, The Levy Restaurants and Dean & Deluca. Scott is a graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stout where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in hotel & restaurant management. He also attended the University of Paris and the Culinary Institute of America. Scott has conducted hundreds of recruiting and human resource workshops across the country. He is a frequent speaker at numerous industry conferences and is a published author in many prominent hospitality industry trade publications.Scott recently served as president of the board of directors for the Missouri & Kansas Search and Staffing Association. He was the prior board president of the Dream Factory of Kansas City and was recognized by Ingram’s Magazine as one of the top 40 under 40 business executives in Kansas City. Scott has been happily married to his wife, Maddy, for 25 years and enjoys being actively involved in the lives of their three children. He is a sports enthusiast and loves working out at Orangetheory fitness, snow skiing, playing softball and soccer.
Leigh Ann Teubert | Managing Partner
Leigh Ann began her career in sales after graduating with a degree in psychology from the University of Colorado. Her degree gives her a great understanding of people and has been beneficial in finding positive solutions in both sales and business environments. Leigh Ann has had a successful sales career with 10 years of it spent in the Insurance Industry. During this time, she was a regional sales manager and led her organization in recruiting insurance agents and managers.She has also spent time working in the hospitality industry in a variety of positions and venues. She understands the unique needs and challenges of the organizations in this industry and is excited to help match great candidates with great careers. In Leigh Ann’s spare time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two boys and volunteers as the cub master for their Cub Scout pack.
Alissa Thomas | Managing Partner
With over 17 years in the hospitality industry and a degree from Cornell University in Hotel Administration, Alissa joined Horizon in 2014 to help grow the company in the Southeast. Her extensive leadership experience and career success is a result of exceptional communication skills and a competitive disposition. Alissa’s career path includes managerial positions in New York City, Las Vegas, Miami, and Southern California with Starwood International, China Grill Management, and Hillstone Restaurant Group.Her passion for service and hospitality makes her a great fit for developing relationships between clients and potential candidates. During her free time, Alissa spends time with her husband and young daughters in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is very focused on health and fitness and enjoys taking advantage of all that south Florida has to offer.
Jeanine Sullivan | Healthcare Recruiter
Jeanine joins us in our West Palm Beach Office as an Associate Healthcare Recruiter. She has spent the last 8 years working logistics for JP Morgan and Murphy Lights in Orlando, an organization that assists companies like Disney and Universal Studios in their production needs. During this time, she realized that sales and marketing were her strong suits and wanted to pursue them further. She recently moved to the area and was excited to hear about Horizon’s expansion into the healthcare field. In her free time, she enjoys reading, yoga, and running.
Irit Nevat | Executive Assistant
Irit has been living in the Kansas City Metro for the last three years and loves the city and the people. She earned her bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies and literature and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at UMKC. As a college student, Irit gained a lot of experience in the hospitality business, especially in restaurants and bars. She has significant administrative experience and her roles in technology companies, law firms, and architect offices included databases and operations. Irit traveled extensively in various countries and is familiar with different cultures. In her free time, she loves taking yoga classes, spending quality time with her family and reading.