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The School Alumni Spread Their Influence

Hospitality Business Alumni Association Club Website

Over 10,000 strong, School alumni lead in every segment of the industry, from hotels to restaurants, from private clubs to contract service companies, and from theme parks to interval management companies-creating an incredibly influential network. Here’s a sampling…

  • General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Bethesda Country Club
  • Chief Operations Officer Americas-Western Region of Marriott International, Inc.
  • Director of Recreation & Lodging at The Walt Disney Company
  • President of Harper Associates (hospitality recruitment firm)
  • Senior Sales Manager for the Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Towers
  • President of Davidson Hotel Company
  • Director of Managed Development, Hilton Hotels Corporation
  • Senior Vice President of Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
  • President & Chief Executive Officer of Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Director of Business Development with ARAMARK Business Dining
  • Chief Operating Officer of Hersha Hospitality Management
  • Director of Franchise Services at Choice Hotels International
  • Vice President of Associate & Labor Relations with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts
  • Owner & President of Betty Maclean Travel, Inc.
  • General Manager and Vice President of Regional Operations for Gaylord Entertainment
  • President of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc.
  • Vice President of Xanterra Parks & Resorts

The School alumni excel in other service industries, as well, and in graduate schools, as entrepreneurs, and as corporate executives.

The alumni who have shaped the hospitality industry have also helped shape The School. The Alumni Association of The School of Hospitality Business gives back to its alma mater in many ways—alumni return to the classroom as Visiting Leaders, they support students as Spartan Mentors, they provide direction as Alumni Association Executive Board, Appointed Board and the Real Estate Investment Management Advisory Council, they participate in the many School events and functions, and they provide invaluable financial support through donations.

Our alumni: the heartbeat of The School. Now open to all graduates, the Alumni Association includes those who acquire a degree from Michigan State University and are seeking ways to gain recognition as well as receive additional services. Please visit the MSU Alumni Association web page to discover how our program is evolving.

For specific information regarding how to support The School of Hospitality Business, please email Lena Loeffler.


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