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The School’s Alumni Association Appointed Board Members

STUDENT MEMBERS

Alex Trompke (BA ’18)
Chief Executive Officer
Hospitality Association- East Lansing, MI

Erica Kaschalk (BA ’18)
Chief Executive Officer
Destination Auction 2017- East Lansing, MI

APPOINTED DIRECTORS

Matthew D. Anderson (BA ’09)
Partner
Engaged Education – Lansing, MI

PT Aquino (BA ’98)
Distinguished  Alumnus

Mark C. Auerbach (BA ’65)
President
Auerbach Hotel Associates – Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Dan Briks (BA ’04)
Hotel Manager
Starwood, Sheraton – New York, NY

Richard A. Bruner (MLRHR ’77)
Professor of Practice
The School of Hospitality Business – East Lansing, MI

Marc L. Cassier, Jr. (BA ’89)
Corporate Executive Director, Conference Services & Catering
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Americas – Toronto, Canada

Alexandra Clark (BA ’10)
Chief Executive Officer / Owner
Bon Bon Bon – Detroit, MI

Derek Daniels (BA ’94)
Director, Nutrition Services 
Dignity Health – Chandler, AZ

Art Davis (BA ’88)
Director
Westin New York at Times Square – New York, NY

Brian DeMeester (BA ’98)
Executive Housekeeper
Amway Grand Plaza – Grand Rapids, MI

David DuBois (BA ’78)
President & Chief Executive Officer
International Association of Exhibitions and Events – Dallas, TX

Chris Durso (BA ’82)
Franchise Performance Support Lead
InterContinental Hotels Group – Tampa, FL

Jesse Eisenhuth (BA ’00)
Sales Associate
Gordon Food Services – Novi, MI

Paul Finstad (BA ’13)
Analyst
Watermark Capital Partners – Chicago, IL

Jeffrey R. Gillett (BA ’86)
Senior Vice President
The Elliot Group – Alpharetta, GA

John C. Guy (BA ’80)
General Manager/Chief Operating Officer
Westmoreland Country Club – Wilmette, IL

Jennifer Hajduk (BA ’98)
Assistant Director of Catering
The Hilton Hotel – Chicago, IL

Joel A. Halperin (BA ’07)
General Manager
Hillstone Restaurant, Midtown – New York, NY

Joaquin De La Cerda Harlow (BA ’07)
Manager Hub 51 and Sub 51
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. – Chicago, IL

Gary Hernbroth (BA ’79)
Chief Motivating Officer
Training for Winners – Danville, CA

Jason Hilliard (BA ’95)
Vice President of Operations
Kosch Hospitality – Rochester, MI

Joel W. Hiser (BA ’73)
Principal
HTL Hospitality Advisors – San Rafael, CA

Aaron Ide (BA ’98)
Resort Manager
The Biltmore, Four Seasons Resort – Santa Barbara, CA

Allegra Johnson (BA ’91)
Retired Club Manager

Kevin S. Kennebeck (BA ’88)
General Manager
Ruth Lake Country Club – Hinsdale, IL

Andrew J. Kern 
Executive Managing Director
Hospitality, Newmark Grubb Knight – McLean, VA

Davlyn King (BS ’95, BA ’99)
On Boarding & Talent Development Manager, Global Revenue Management Operations & Planning
InterContinental Hotels Group – Atlanta, GA

Stephen E. LaHaie (MBA ’77)
Senior Vice President, Shaw’s Crab House Division
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. – Chicago, IL

Nadia Lanni (BA ’11)
Catering Sales Manager
Loews Regency San Francisco Market Street – San Francisco, CA

Curtis Lease (BA ’91)
Director of Business Development
ARAMARK Business Dining – The Woodlands, TX

Kurt Lefler (BA ’88)
District General Manager
Eurest-Compass Group North America – Chicago, IL

Dana Los (BA ’97)
Regional Director, Revenue Management
Meyer Jabara Hotels – Danbury, CT

Shelley K. MacMillan (BA ’73)
Executive Director
Glacier Hills Foundation – Ann Arbor, MI

Luke Magnini (BA ’12)
Tasting Room Rep 2 / Certified Sommelier
E. & J. Gallo Winery – Napa, CA

John G. Malone (BA ’82)
Area Director
Choice Hotel International – Rockville, MD

Jeremy McBride (BA ’08)
Director of Sales Operations
Commune Hotels & Resorts – New York City, NY

James McHeny (BA ’14)
 Sales Executive
Marriott Marquis – Houston, TX

James L. McKillips (BA ’75)
Retired
MSU Food Stores – East Lansing, MI

Russ Melaragni (BA ’79)
Vice President, Associate/Labor Relations
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. – Chicago, IL

Michael Moriarty (BA ’11)
Associate
Eastdil Secured – San Francisco, CA

Kerri Morrell (BA ’05)
Senior Regional Revenue Manager
White Lodging Services – Royal Oak, MI

Saundra J. Moton (BA ’77, MS ’89)
Principal
Redmond, Moton & Associates – San Marcos, CA

Gary M. Myers (BA ’99)
Regional Director
Holiday Retirement – Salem, OR

Scott Ninemeier (BA ’06)
Clubhouse Manager
Kent Country Club – Grand Rapids, MI

Mark R. O’Brien (BA ’89)
General Manager
The H Hotel, Dolce Hotels & Resorts – Midland, MI

Jake Olsman (BA ’08)
Vice President
Bloomfield Capital – Birmingham, MI

Kit Pappas (BA ’82)
Vice President, Sales
Capella Hotel Group – Atlanta, GA

John W. Pharr (BA ’69)
President
Strand Development Company, LLC – Myrtle Beach, SC

Jason C. Rabidoux (BA ’04)
Vice President, Business Development
Davidson Hotels & Resorts – Anthem, AZ

Nate Redner (BA ’12)
Manager, Oyster Bah
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises – Chicago, IL

Michael Rodden (BA ’81)
General Manager
Indianapolis Marriott East Hotel – Indianapolis, IN

Kristina Rudnik (BA ’13)
Human Resources Coordinator
Golub Capital – Chicago, IL

Rob Sadoff (BA ’00)
Managing Partner
Sadoff Property Group – Chicago, IL

Nicole Scherff (BA ’12)
Manager
The Capital Grille – Cincinnati, OH

Ben Schwartz (BA ’72)
President
Harper Associates – Farmington Hills, MI

Keith H. Shopnick (BA ’98)
General Manager
Marriott Teaneck at Glenpointe – Teaneck, NJ

Joseph Shurmur (BA ’90)
General Manager
The Henry Hotel, Autograph Collection – Dearborn, MI

Matthew A. Sparks (BA ’84)
Senior Vice President of Luxury & Corporate Development
Hilton Worldwide – McLean, VA

Scott Steilen (BA ’91)
 President and Chief Executive Officer
The Sea Island Company, Sea Island, GA

Kristin St. Marie (BA ’87, MS ’99)
Assistant Director, Open Enrollment Programs and Demmer Center,
MSU – Broad College of Business – East Lansing, MI

Kevin Swanquist (BA ’08)
Hospitality Recruiter
Harper Associates – Farmington Hills, MI

Christopher Tatum (BA ’81)
Vice President & Market General Manager
Marriott Resorts Hawaii – Honolulu, HI

Steven B. Thompson (BA ’87)
General Manager
The Standard Club – Chicago, IL

John Triblo (BA ’10)
Account Executive
Groupon Getaways – Chicago, IL

Mike Tueros (BA ’97)
Senior Regional Director of Operations
Levy Restaurants – Phoenix, AZ

Steven J. Wagenheim (BA ’77)
Founder & President
Granite City Food & Brewery – Minneapolis, MN

Matthew J. Walton (BA ’99)
Principal
MJW Management Consulting

Aaron Weiner (BA ’99)
Training General Manager
Buffalo Wild Wings – East Lansing, MI

Blair Wills (BA ’02)
President & Chief Operating Officer
StepStone Hospitality – Providence, RI

Mary Winslow (BA ’91)
Vice President of Group Accounts
Luckie & Company – Atlanta, GA

Kurt B. Wisniewski (BA ’94)
National Account Executive, Channel Development Branded Solutions
Starbucks Coffee Company – Byron Center, MI

Terri Woodin (BA ’88)
Senior Director of Global Meeting Services
Meeting Sites Resource – Granby, CO

Philip Zeller (BA ’96)
Partner & Master Trainer
Dale Carnegie Training – Lansing, MI

 

 


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