Upcoming Trade Shows:
NEWH Leadership Conference and Exhibitor Showcase, Nashville, February 15-17, 2024
HD Expo (Hospitality Design), Las Vegas/Mandalay Bay Convention Center, April 30-May 2, 2024
BDNY (Boutique Design), New York City, Javits Convention Center, November 10-11, 2024
NEWH Eastern Regional Trade Show, Bethesda North Conference Center, 2025




From the American Heart Association
We are excited to announce Barbara Cohen Azzinaro as a 2023 Leaders of Impact nominee in the Greater Washington Region. This year marks Barbara's twenty fifth year as a tireless advocate and supporter of the American Heart Association. In that time, she's made an indelible impact on the organization and our work to end heart disease and stroke. Barbara's dedication in volunteering on behalf of the AHA is to honor the memory of her infant son, David, and of her parents, all of whom were lost to heart disease and to honor the lives and continued good health of her husband Lew, a heart attack survivor, and their daughters, Sarah and Rachel. Barbara is the President/Owner of Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC, which provides interior design-related furnishings for the Hospitality Industry. She was the founding member and founding president of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Chapter of NEWH, Inc The Hospitality Network in 1990 and was inducted into the NEWH College of Fellows in 2022. Additionally, she was on the founding advisory board of the East Coast Chapter of the International Luxury Hotel Association from 2020-2022/23, and is a dedicated philanthropist and heart health advocate.

Barbara, thank you for your continued support of the American Heart Association, and congratulations on your nomination! We look forward to seeing the incredible impact you make this coming fall!

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Collage of photos from ILHA July 2022 event at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf DC

The International Luxury Hotel Association (ILHA) event at the Intercontinental Hotel at The Wharf DC, July 2022




Together with Contract Alliance, Cohen Azzinaro Associates was named Hospitality Reps of the Year for Woodard Hospitality and Craftmade at the 2022 Sales Meeting in Dallas, TX. Most sincere thanks to Woodard for the recognition and to our clients/customers for your business which made this happen and is most appreciated!

Barbara with other 2022 Woodard hospitality sales reps of the year Close-up of 2022 Woodard hospitality sales rep of the year award



At the NEWH Leadership Conference in Seattle on February 18th 2022, Barbara Azzinaro was inducted into the NEWH College of Fellows.

Barbara sincerely thanks NEWH, Inc. and says, “It is truly the greatest honor of my career to have been inducted into the NEWH College of Fellows. I’m humbled to be in such great company. Each member of the College of Fellows, current and past inductees, are all colleagues I hold in the highest regard, admire greatly, and who are instrumental in carrying out our mission. NEWH is the premier networking resource for the hospitality industry, having provided education, leadership development, recognition of excellence and business development opportunities and $7.5 million in scholarships to date since its inception in 1984.”










Thank you to the NEWH DC Metro Chapter for recognizing me with the 2019 Woman of Excellence Award for founding our chapter in 1990 and continued involvement. Thirty years ago, I was encouraged by a colleague and mentor in the Atlanta chapter to start our chapter of NEWH, Inc. (then known as “The Network of Executive Women in Hospitality”). Our chapter has grown exponentially from founding committee, to founding board of directors, to formally chartered chapter, to what we are today, a chapter 400 strong and counting, raising hundreds of thousands of scholarship dollars for deserving students pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. If you're not yet a member, I encourage you to join. If you're a member, but not on a committee, please join a committee which would best fit your interests, abilities and time constraints. If you're on a committee, run for a board position! In the spirit of networking,




International Luxury Hotel Association North East Chapter Advisory Board
Barbara Azzinaro, of Cohen Azzinaro Associates, LLC (and NEWH DC Metro chapter founder in 1990) is thrilled to have been invited to sit on the advisory board of the newly forming Northeast Chapter of the International Luxury Hotel Association. She looks forward to being the liaison between this new chapter of the ILHA and our NEWH chapter, encouraging networking between the two organizations.




I am honored to have represented NEWH, The Hospitality Industry Network, at an informal event on November 28, 2018, hosted by VCU Arts' Interior Design Department. This event allowed students to hear from three important organizations (NEWH, IIDA, ASID) about the current direction in the design community, what is being offered to them, and ways they can become involved. I am excited to see the career paths these talented students take!



Barbara Azzinaro and other members of the NEWH DC Metro Chapter Scholarship Committee were hard at work and diligently reading this year’s scholarship applications. We are awarding $60K this year to the lucky recipients. Check www.newh.org for more information and qualifications for next year!