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The School’s Alumni Association Executive Board Members

(Listing complete as of May 2017 Board Meeting)

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

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

PRESIDENT

James Kauffman (BA ’75)
Retired President
Marriott International

VICE PRESIDENT

Allegra Johnson (BA ’91)
Retired Club Manager

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)
Retired

John A. Belden (MBA ’85)
President & Chief Executive Officer
Davidson 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)
Asset Manager
The Four Seasons – 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, Prepared Foods 
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)
Senior Managing Director
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, Student & Industry Resource Center

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

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

Billy Downs (BA ’88)
Owner
Ford’s Garage – Dearborn, MI

Michael H. Getto (BA ’56)
Director of Public Relations
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
LucasGroup – 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)
Distinguished Alumnus

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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