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Carl Berquist,Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Marriott International, Inc, with students

About the Board

The purposes of the industry advisory board include providing the school with strategic advice and helping strengthen our industry links for such things as career placement, education, and research, as well as to help faculty remain current about industry trends.


Current members of the School of Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board are:

Javid Baig

Former Senior Vice President-Business Retention, North America
Aramark Corporation

Carl Berquist

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Marriott International, Inc

Brooks Broadhurst

Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage

Eat'n Park Hospitality Group

Kevin Carey

Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President

American Hotel & Lodging Association

Joseph Crimmins

Executive Director

Penn State Hospitality Services

Jennie DeCarrier Benzon

Vice President, Franchising

Marriott International

Robert DeSalvio


Genting New York State at Genting Americas, Inc.

Daniel Flannery

Senior Vice President and Managing Director


Plato Ghinos


Shaner Hotel Group

Steve Hood

Senior Vice President


Josh Josephson

Director,Transactions and Asset Management


Naveen Kakarla

President and Chief Executive Officer

Hersha Hospitality Management

Karen Kotowski

Vice President, District Councils

Urban Land Institute

Jane LaFranchi

Secretary & General Counsel

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company

Daniel Lesser

President and Chief Executive Officer

LW Hospitality Advisors

John Longstreet

President and Chief Executive Officer

Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association

Mark Lomanno

Investor and Senior Advisor

Kalibri Labs

Louis Magliaro

Senior Vice President/ Group Publisher

The BTN Group

Doug McBrearty


Gulph Creek Hotels

Brian McGuire

Senior Vice President, East Operations

Atria Senior Living

John Metz

CEO, Executive Chef, Partner and Co-Founder

Sterling Hospitality

Jeff Metz

President and Chief Executive Officer

Metz Culinary Management

Dave Montrose


Janko Hospitality, LLC

Paul Rigazzi

Worldwide Sales Director

Best Western Hotels & Resorts

Peter Rogers

Chairman of the Board

B4checkin Ltd.

Hugh Roth

Senior Vice President, Business Development

PepsiCo Food Service

James Schweppe

President and Chief Executive Officer

Elite Cuisine L.L.C.

Eric Schippers

Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs & Govt. Relations

Penn National Gaming

Emily Sheetz Mandel

Vice President of Strategy and Innovation

Sheetz Company

Brian Sparacino

President and CEO
Rebel Hospitality

Ryan Spear

Spear Travel Group

Collin Urgo

Principal/Senior Vice President, Operations

Urgo Hotels