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The School’s Alumni Association Executive Board Members

(Listing complete as of October 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 Kaczynski (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
IHG / DineEquity

John A. Belden (BA ’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, Hotel Development Integration
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
Ty Warner Hotels & Resorts – New York, NY

Jay Dee Cutting (BA ’61) 
Retired
Choice Hotels International

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

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

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)
Distinguished Alumnus

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)
Founder
elevate. – St. Simons Island, 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
Applebee’s International

Jon Kennedy (BA ’73)
Senior Vice President
Grandstay Hospitality, LLC – Minneapolis, 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.

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

CHAIRMEN EMERITI

Dan E. Burdakin (BA ’81)
Distinguished Alumnus 

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)
Retired
National Automatic Merchandising Association

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

Michael W. Murray (BA ’81)
Chief Operating Officer
HHM, Penn Mutual Towers – 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
Eureka Restaurant Group – Los Angeles, CA

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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