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The School’s Alumni Association Executive Board Members

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Chuck Day (BA ’91)
Regional Director of Revenue Management Services, Americas
InterContinental Hotels Group – Atlanta, GA

PRESIDENT

Mike Rice (BA ’91)
Business Development Director 
Hotel Contracting Services – Grand Blanc, MI

VICE PRESIDENT

James Kauffman (BA ’77)
Retired President
Marriott International

TREASURER

Martha Zehnder Keller (BA ’03)
Vice President 
Bavarian Inn Lodge – Frankenmuth, MI

SECRETARY

Richard Farrar (BA ’73)
Principal
The Farrar Consulting Group – Montgomery Village, MD

EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

James F. Anhut (MBA ’85)
Senior Vice President, Franchise Development
Dine Equity – Glendale, CA

John A. Belden (MBA ’85)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Davison Hotel Company – Atlanta, GA

Kevin J. Brown (BA ’77)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. – Chicago, IL

Carol L. Campbell (BA ’98)
Director, Parks & Lodging Line of Business, Planning & Development 
 The Walt Disney Company – Lake Buena Vista, FL

Ronald F. Cichy (BA ’72, MBA ’77)
Professor
The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University – East Lansing, MI

Jackie Collens (BA ’07)
Director of Sales
The St. Regis Hotel – New York, NY

Jay Dee Cutting (BA ’61) 
Retired
Choice Hotels International – Lake San Marcos, CA

Hans Desai (BA ’79)
Vice President
Xanterra Parks & Resorts – Greenwood Village, CO

Gary Finnell (BA ’79)
Senior Director, Development
Hilton Worldwide – Atlanta, GA

Philip J. Hickey, Jr. (BA ’77)
Chairman
Miller’s Ale House Restaurants – Santa Rosa Beach, FL 

Erik Liedholm (BA ’93)
Company Wine Director / Partner
John Howie Restaurants – Bellevue, WA

Bob Pierce (BA ’83)
General Manager
The Dearborn Inn, a Marriott Hotel – Dearborn, MI

Grant Sabroff (BA ’84)
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company – Raleigh, NC

Houston Striggow (BA ’75)
Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer 
SusieCakes Bakeries- Santa Monica, CA

Peter J. Weien (BA ’81)
 Retired
Gaylord Entertainment, Marriott International – Nashville, TN

Stu Wolff (BA ’82)
Executive Vice President, Food Service, Midwest Region
Acosta Sales & Marketing (Wolff Group) – Livonia, MI

EX-OFFICIO EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

Jeffrey D. Anderson (BA ’90)
Chief Operating Officer
Birchwood Farms Golf & Country Club – Harbor Springs, MI

James E. Burba (BA ’77)
President
Burba Hotel Network – Costa Mesa, CA

Bradley N. Cance (BA ’89)
General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
Bethesda Country Club – Bethesda, MD

John Flood (BA ’80)
Vice President/General Manager, Further Processing Business Unit
Wayne Farms, LLC – Oakwood, GA

Jeremy J. Mourey (BA ’00)
Corporate Operations Director, Principal
Premiere Food Service, Inc. – Williamston, MI

HONORARY LIFETIME MEMBERS

Neil F. Barnhart (BA ’64, MBA ’65)
Retired Corporate Vice President
Harrah’s Entertainment

Richard C. Conti (MBA ’76)
President
The Plasencia Group – Tampa, FL

Kenneth D. Hill (BA ’56)
Retired

Jon Kennedy (BA ’73)
Senior Vice President
Grandstay Hospitality, LLC – Waite Park, MN

John M. O’Donnell (BA ’69)
General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
St. Clair Golf Club – St. Clair, MI

Zoe P. Slagle (BA ’59, MA ’64)
Owner
Zoe P. Slagle Consulting – East Lansing, MI

Angelos J. Vlahakis (BA ’51)
Retired Director Emeritus

Lou Weckstein (BA ’58)
Retired President
Windsor Capital Group, Inc. – Phoenix, AZ

Robert A. Wills (BA ’70)
Retired HDS Services/Morrison/Compass

CHAIRMEN EMERITI

Dan E. Burdakin (BA ’81)
Distinguished Alumnus – Atlanta, GA

Dan W. Darrow (MBA ’61)
President
Palm Hospitality, a subsidiary of Walt Disney Company – Lake Buena Vista, FL

Billy Downs (BA ’88)
Special Events Director
Team World Vision

Michael H. Getto (BA ’56)
Director of Sales & Marketing
The Hills Hotel – Laguna Hills, CA

Marc J. Gordon (MBA ’73)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association – Chicago, IL

John P. Hawes (BA ’73)
Senior Partner
Lucas Group – Irvine, CA

J. Bruce Lange (BA ’78)
Managing Director
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa – Scottsdale, AZ

Dan H. Mathews, Jr. (BA ’66)
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
National Automatic Merchandising Association – Chicago, IL

Jerry A. McVety (BA ’67)
President
McVety & Associates, LLC – West Bloomfield, MI

Michael W. Murray (BA ’81)
Chief Operating Officer
HHM – Philadelphia, PA

Mary Ann Ramsey (BA ’75)
Owner & President
Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. – Naples, FL

Susan K. Smith (BA ’59)
Retired President, Food Technologies, Inc.

John F. Theuer (BA ’83, MBA ’83)
Chief Financial Officer
Pizza Studio

Ken Weber (BA ’77)
President
Weber’s Restaurant & Boutique Hotel – Ann Arbor, MI

William A. Zehnder (BA ’71)
President
Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Frankenmuth, MI


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