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HTM Strategic Alliance Council

The mission of the HTM Strategic Alliance Council is to assist HTM in reaching and maintaining its goal of being the premier hospitality and tourism management program in the nation. As such, the unit must reach out and leverage support for facilities, faculty, and students. The council is charged with consulting the program on strategic issues and assisting HTM in securing resources necessary to support the unit's academic programs.

Council Member Title Company Location
Steve Angel Founding Principal Fulcrum Hospitality LLC New York, NY
Steve Bauman Vice President Global Learning Development Marriott International Bethesda, MD
Roy Beaumont Vice President, Select Service and Extended Stay Lodging The Americas/Marriott Bethesda, MD
Travis Carpenter Vice President Jack Stack Barbecue Overland Park, KS
Brad Cohen Owner/Vice President Arni's Inc. Lafayette, IN
Valerie Collins SVP Finance - Specialty Restaurant Group Darden Restaurants Orlando, FL
James Dora, Jr President & CEO General Hotels Corp. Indianapolis, IN
Bill Edmundson Principal Tenacity, Inc. Park Ridge, IL
Richard Eisenbarth Senior Director of Design - East Cini-Little International, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Barbara Frazee Director - University Residences Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Richard Ghiselli Professor and Department Head

School of Hospitality & Tourism Management - Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN
Bruce Grosbety Managing Director Enchantment Resort, Mii Amo Spa, &
Seven Canyons Golf
Sedona, AZ
Bryan Hayes Chief Operating Officer - Select Services Division White Lodging Merrillville, IN
Stephen Hiemstra     Falls Church, VA
William Hornbuckle Chief Marketing Officer MGM Resorts International Las Vegas, NV
Li Jianwei Chairman Jinling Hotels & Resorts Corp. Nanjing, China
Richard Kelleher Principal Pyramid Advisors LLC Boston, MA
Christine Ladisch Dean College of Health & Human Sciences - Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Zach Lockett Senior Account Executive JW Marriott International Indianapolis, IN
Beth McCuskey Associate Vice President - Housing and Food Services Purdue University West Lafayette, IN
Tim McEnery Founder Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Countryside, IL
Art Norins Chairman & CEO Nor1, Inc. Santa Clara, CA
Joerg Oberschmied Chief Operating Officer Lavazza Premium Espresso Arlington Heights, IL
Jack Quinn VP Industry Relations Ecolab, Inc. Frederick, MD
Pete Sears Senior Vice President Hyatt Hotel Corporation Chicago, IL
Kevin Tallungan Regional Director of Operations Uncle Julio's Fairfax, VA
Patrick Tamm President & CEO Indiana Restaurant Association - Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association Indianapolis, IN
Joann L. Wade President & CEO Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Lafayette, IN
Lori Wandzilak Hotel Marketing Manager Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas, NV
Frank Wen Vice President & General Manager Shangri-La Hotel Guangzhou, China
Scott Wise President, CEO, & Owner A Pots & Pans Productions /
Scotty's Brewhouse
Indianapolis, IN