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 MemberTitleCompanyLocation
Steve Angel Founding Principal Fulcrum Hospitality LLC Westfield, NJ
Steve Bauman Vice President Global Learning Deployment Marriott International Woodbridge, VA
Roy Beaumont Area Director, Eastern Region, Marriott Select Brands Marriott International Bethesda, MD
Travis Carpenter President Jack Stack Barbecue Overland Park, KS
Brad Cohen Owner/Vice President Arni's Inc. Lafayette, IN
James Dora, Jr President/CEO General Hotels Corp. Indianapolis, IN
Bill Edmundson Principal Tenacity, Inc. Park Ridge, IL
Richard Eisenbarth President/COO Cini-Little International, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Lisa Eylens General Manager, Holiday Inn Express Ascent Hospitality Gary, IN
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 General Manager Highgate Boston, MA
Lori Halterman Senior Sales Manager The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota Sarasota, FL
Jill Hornsby Corporate Director of Human Resources White Lodging Merrillville, IN
Howard Johnston Territory Manager NCR Corporation Chicago, IL
Hoyt Jones President Jersey Mike's Subs Manasquan, NJ
Jason Kreul Senior Vice President, Operations Highgate Hotels Valparaiso, IN
Jianwei Li Chairman Jingling Hotels & Resorts Corp. Nanjing, China
Zach Lockett Director of Sales and Marketing Conrad Hotels Indianapolis, IN
Beth McCuskey Vice Provost for Student Life

Office of the Provost
Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN
Tim McEnery Founder Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants Countryside, IL
Art Norins Chairman/CEO HartHub Inc. Cupertino, CA
Joerg Oberschmied Chief Operating Officer Lavazza Premium Espresso Elk Grove Village, IL
Jack Quinn VP Industry Relations Ecolab, Inc. Frederick, MD
Pete Sears Group President - Americas Hyatt Hotels Corporation Chicago, IL
Patrick Tamm President/CEO Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association Indianapolis, IN
Jo L. Wade President/CEO Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Lafayette, IN
Frank Wen Vice President Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai, China
Gary Whitney Vice President Global Learning Intercontinental Hotels Group Atlanta, Georgia
Elizabeth Whittaker Regional Director of Revenue Meyer Jabara Hotels Norwalk, Connecticut
Scott Wise Director of Restaurant Operations Luke Family of Brands Indianapolis, IN
Donelle Zunker General Manager Ft. Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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