Our Team

The Art of Hospitality begins with our people.

Pete Shaheen, President

Pete has been the president of HORIZONS since we opened our doors in 1996. Under his direction, HORIZONS built its reputation as the region’s top destination for distinguished events – through our industry expertise, creativity, flawless attention to detail and superb hospitality.

As the architect of the Art of Hospitality, which is infused in every aspect of how we do business, Pete models humility, honesty, empathy and a dedication to providing our guests with a personalized event experience that exceeds their highest expectations. His leadership and example form the cornerstone of our company’s success.

Kiron Choudhri, Executive Vice President

Kiron absolutely loves her job and it shows. Since joining HORIZONS in 2003, Kiron’s genuine passion and enthusiasm for each and every event she plans shine through her work – from her trademark meticulous detail to the thoughtful, personal touches that make each guest feel truly special. No matter the occasion, Kiron is at least one step ahead, managing every aspect of corporate and social events calmly and skillfully, earning numerous accolades from her clients and even lifelong friendships with many of them.

The following testimonial speaks volumes: “Kiron, you are a Godsend! How can we ever repay you for the time and sacrifices you made in order to make our day a dream come true? You went above and beyond our expectations, helping me in any way you could to give me ease of mind throughout the entire process. Thank you for the endless memories you have created for us!”

Mark Wilson, Executive Chef

Nothing brings people together like good food, and “good” food is an understatement when it comes to the creations of Chef Mark, the visionary behind the taste bud-tingling, award-winning cuisine that has marked HORIZONS events since 1996. HORIZONS owes its reputation for gorgeous gourmet food, artfully presented and graciously served, to our executive chef. He has mastered the art of creating diverse menus featuring elegant dishes from all over the world, which embody his passion for food and love for his profession.

Not only does Chef Mark wow our guests with his culinary gifts, but he and his in-house and off-site catering teams are experts at designing unforgettable, exceptional dining experiences that delight all of the senses.

Mike Speed, Chef

A key senior member of our kitchen crew, Chef Mike has brought exceptional culinary skills and an artist’s eye and attention to delicious detail to every HORIZONS event since joining our team in 1996. His passion for inventive cooking and bold flavors comes through in each meal he prepares, and his creative and palate-pleasing presentations are legendary, earning the highest praise from our clients.

Chef Mike enjoys exploring innovative techniques and unexpected ingredients to serve up the memorable cuisine our clients have come to expect from HORIZONS for occasions of all types and sizes – whether a spectacular wedding, a soirée for 60 or a themed corporate banquet for 2,000.


Our goal as a company is to stay at the forefront of our industry by creating a unique workplace where employees have opportunities to develop themselves and their careers, while giving our customers the best possible service.

Service is personalized, attentive and very customer-oriented. We cater to all types of clients, from families to business executives, and pride ourselves on dependability and our talent for exceeding clients’ expectations.

If you’d like to apply for a position with HORIZONS, please download an application, print it out and email (hr@horizonscenter.com), fax (989.799.4188) or mail it to us at your convenience.

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