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The School’s Alumni Association Appointed Board Members

(Listing complete as of October 2017 Board Meeting)

STUDENT MEMBERS

Carolyn Chang (BA ’18)
Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality Association – East Lansing, MI

Erica Kaschalk (BA ’18)
Chief Executive Officer

Destination Auction – East Lansing, MI

APPOINTED DIRECTORS

Matthew D. Anderson (BA ’09)
Chief Brand Officer

Engaged Education – Lansing, MI

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

Ross D. Bartlett (BA ’10)
Director of Rooms Division
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel – Grand Rapids, MI

Dan Briks (BA ’04)
Hotel Manager
The Lexington New York City, Autograph Collection – 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
AccorHotels, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Americas – Toronto, Canada

Alexandra Clark (BA ’10)
Chief Executive Officer & Owner

Bon Bon Bon – Hamtramck, MI

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

Brian DeMeester (BA ’98)
Executive Housekeeper

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel – Grand Rapids, MI

David DuBois (BA ’78)
President & Chief Executive Officer

International Association of Exhibitions & Events – Dallas, TX

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

Jesse Eisenhuth (BA ’00)
Customer Development Specialist
Gordon Food Service – Wyoming, MI

Paul Finstad (BA ’13)
Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management
Watermark Capital Partners – Lake Forest, IL

Jeffrey R. Gillett (BA ’86)
Executive 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 & Events
The Hilton Hotel – Chicago, IL

Joel A. Halperin (BA ’07)
Executive General Manager
Hillstone Restaurant, Midtown – Miami, FL

Joaquin De La Cerda Harlow (BA ’07)
Manager, Il Porcellino

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 – Milford, 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

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

Andrew J. Kern 
Executive Managing Director of Hospitality

Newmark Grubb Knight – McLean, VA

Nadia Kilgore (BA ’11)
Catering Sales Manager
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – East Palo Alto, CA

Davlyn King (BS ’95, BA ’99)
Regional Director of Revenue Management Services
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

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

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

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

Luke Magnini (BA ’12)
Hospitality Manager & Certified Sommelier
Ram’s Gate Winery – Napa, CA

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

James McHeny (BA ’14)
Senior Sales Executive

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

James L. McKillips (BA ’75)
Retired
MSU Food Stores

Russ Melaragni (BA ’79)
Vice President, Colleague Relations
Hyatt Corporation – 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

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

Mark R. O’Brien (BA ’89)
Vice President, Lodging
Boyne Mountain Resort – Boyne Falls, MI

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

Kit Pappas (BA ’82)
Vice President, Hotel Management
Tavistock Development Company – 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 – Atlanta, GA

Nate Redner (BA ’12)
Beverage Director, The Pump Room
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. – 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)
Principal
Scarlett Hotel Group – Chicago, IL

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

Keith H. Shopnick (BA ’98)
General Manager
Indianapolis Marriott Downtown – Indianapolis, IN

Joseph Shurmur (BA ’90)
Vice President, Operations

Greenwood Hospitality – Greenwood Village, CO

Matthew A. Sparks (BA ’84)
Executive Vice President & Chief Investment Officer
Park Hotels & Resorts – McLean, VA

Rose Spickler (BA ’12)
Adjunct Faculty, Culinary Institute of Michigan

Baker College – Muskegon, MI

Scott Steilen (BA ’91)
President & 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)
Executive 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)
Regional Sales Manager, Midwest
DoorDash – Minneapolis, MN

Mike Tueros (BA ’97)
Regional Vice President of Operations

Levy Restaurants – Phoenix, AZ

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

Thomas Wagner (BA ’97)
Senior Regional Director of Operations

Levy Restaurants – Detroit, MI

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)
Senior Vice President, Strategic Solutions

Luckie & Company – Atlanta, GA

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

Terri Woodin (BA ’88)
Vice President, Marketing & Global Meeting Services

Meeting Sites Resource – Breckenridge, CO

Philip Zeller (BA ’96)
Owner & Chief Executive Officer
Dale Carnegie by Ralph Nichols Group, Inc. – Lansing, MI

 

 


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