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Industry Advisory Board

The school’s Industry Board comprises international and national leaders in the hospitality industry representing companies such as AAA Travel, The Coca-Cola Company, Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Starwood, InterContinental Hotels Group, The Ritz-Carlton and more. These leaders support the school through guest lecturing in classes, mentoring and hiring students and providing support with major school projects.

**Graduate of the School of Hospitality

David Audrain

David Audrainchief executive officer
Exposition Development Company

Peggy Berg

Peggy Bergpresident
The Highland Group

Neville Bhada

Neville Bhadafounder and CEO
Tourism Skills Group

Karen Bremer

Karen Bremerexecutive director
Georgia Restaurant Association

Paul Breslin

Paul Breslinmanaging partner
Horwath HTL
executive-in-residence, Cecil B. Day School of Hospitality Administration

Pete Cabrelli

Pete Cabrellipresident
Southeastern Manufacturer’s Agents Inc.

Frederick W. Cerrone

Frederick Cerronepresident & CEO
Hotel Equities

Kathi Corbett

Kathi Corbettdirector of revenue management
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Manuel Deisen

Manuel Deisengeneral manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta

Chris Flaschner

Chris Flaschnerdirector of human resources
Grand Hyatt Atlanta

**Kevin Gaffney

Kevin Gaffneygroup show director
Emerald Expositions 

**Dale Gustafson, CMP

Dale Gustafsondirector of sales & marketing
Embassy Suites Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park 

**Wiley Haab, CCM

general manager
Peachtree Golf Club

Bill Hardman

Bill Hardmanpresident & CEO
Southeast Tourism Society

Tim Hart

senior vice president of intelligence solutions
TravelClick

Susan G. Herrington

Susan Herringtoninternational vice president for strategic governance and corporate affairs
American Cancer Society

Teresa Hildebrand

Teresa Hildebrandarea executive
AAA Auto Club South

Charles Hoff

Charles Hoffco-founder and CEO
PCI University

Phelps R. Hope

Phelps Hopevice president of meetings & exposition
Kellen Meetings

Sonny Horton

Sonny Hortonvice president of marketing
Stone Mountain Park

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunterpresident
Hunter Realty Associates

Russell Jacobs

Russell Jacobsgeneral manager
World of Coca-Cola

Catherine Jefferson

Catherine Jeffersonvice president, people services
Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen 

Kevin Kobishop

kevin-kobishopgeneral manager
Sheraton Atlanta

Brad Koeneman

Brad Koenemangeneral manager
Hilton Atlanta

**Charles Marvil

director of operations
Bhojanic Restaurants

George McKerrow Jr.

George McKerrow Jr.CEO & president
Ted’s Montana Grill

Matt McKinney

Matt McKinneychief operating officer/general manager
Capital City Club

Peter McMahon

Peter McMahongeneral manager
Hyatt Regency Atlanta

John C. Metz

John C. MetzCEO, executive chef and co-founder
Sterling Spoon

Tom Murphy

Tom Murphyowner
Murphy’s

Bruce Nelker

vice president
Crestline Hotels

Adam Noyes

Adam Noyessenior vice president
Proof of the Pudding

Andrew Pace

Andrew Pacesenior vice president
Strand Development Company

William Pate

William Patepresident & CEO
Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jay Patel

chief executive officer
North Point Hospitality

Nilesh Patel

Nilesh Patelpartner and general manager
JHM Hotel

Erica Qualls

Erica Quallsgeneral manager
Marriott Marquis Atlanta

Rob Radomski

Rob Radomskivice president of brand development
InterContinental Hotels Group

Carey Rountree

Carey Rountreevice president of sales & marketing
Georgia Aquarium

Todd Rushing

partner
Concentrics Restaurants

Sue Sanders

Sue Sandersvice president of strategic planning & chief human resources officer
Hospitality Ventures

Bob Schuler

Bob Schulervice president
Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart

**David Sheppard

David Sheppardgeneral manager
Ansley Golf Club

Jim Sprouse

Jim Sprouseexecutive director
Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association

W. James Squire III

James Squireexecutive vice president & chief development officer
FIRESTORM

Scott Stuckey

Scott Stuckeygeneral manager
Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Michelle L. Swann

Michelle Swanngeneral manager & CEO
Cobb Galleria Centre

**Jay Taylor

Jay Taylorvice president, client solutions
The Freeman Company

Guy Thomson

Guy Thomsonowner/president
Pitty Pat’s Porch

James Tsismanakis

James Tsismanakisexecutive director & CEO
DeKalb Convention & Visitors Bureau

Andy Walston

general manager
The Freeman Company

Regynald Washington

Regynald WashingtonCEO
Hojai Branded Foods

Kenneth N. Winkler

Kenneth Winklerpartner
Berman Fink & Van Horn P.C.

R. Mark Woodworth

Mark Woodworthpresident
PKF Hospitality Research

Mark Zimmerman

Mark Zimmermangeneral manager
Georgia World Congress Center