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In 2013, the School became one of only eight undergraduate degrees or clusters at Penn State to offer an interdisciplinary, intercollegiate minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI). Learn more about ENTI.

ENTI Industry Allies are ambassadors for the School of Hospitality Management interdisciplinary, intercollegiate minor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ENTI). SHM ENTI Industry Allies work with our faculty committee broadly on:

  • Identifying industry supporters, events, and partners for education experiences focused on the ENTI curriculum and program objectives.
  • Strengthening our HM ENTI curriculum by providing materials, resources, and guidance on new trends and challenges
  • Advocating for HM ENTI with alumni, industry, and University ENTI related-clusters

Specific activities may include the following:

  • Mentor SHM students in the ENTI minor
  • Serve as reviewers for a SHM student teams competing in University (or external) case study competitions
  • Create potential SHM open invitational case competition
  • Support faculty in each of the SHM ENTI cluster courses designated now or in the future; serve as guest speakers in these courses at the request of the SHM ENTI faculty
  • Host student and faculty visits to businesses for tours and talks
  • Serve as panelists for an SHM open-University event produced during Penn State’s Global Entrepreneurship Week beginning in 2017 (annually each November)
  • Help develop suggested research agenda for doctoral students and research faculty regarding trends in hospitality ENTI topics
  • Open doors to potential friends and supporters for financial and other resources to advance ENTI student achievement

Current Members

Sally Anderson

Head of GBO People Development, Google

Dan Bell

Vice President, North America Hotels, Oracle Hospitaltiy

Michael Blake

Executive Vice President and CEO, Hotel Technology Next Generation

Dominic Boffa

President & CEO, Infocept Systems, Inc.

Shawn Caric

Senior Manager, Franchising, Dunkin' Brands, Inc.

Tim Colligan

Senior Sales Executive, Oracle Hospitality

Ron Gorodesky

President, Restaurant Advisory Services, Inc,

Rob Grimes

Chair, ConStrata Tech Consulting

Bruce Herold

Owner/Operator, The Chick-fil-A at Happy Valley

Elizabeth King

Managing Partner, Elizabeth M. King Consulting, LLC

Brian Kotula

Director of Business Development, OTA Insight

Toby Malbec

Managing Director, ConStrata Tech Consulting

Massimo Mallozzi

Vice President of Information Technology, Le Pain Quotidien

David Matthews

Executive Vice President and General Counsel, National Restaurant Association

Kelly McGuire

Vice President, Advanced Analytics, Wyndham Destination Network

Kathy Musunas

Owner, Essential Ideas

Karen Sammon

Chief Executive Officer and President, ParTech, Inc.

Steve Shala

Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Shaner Hotel Group

Bill Shannon

Owner, RCN Associate, LLC

Debra Stock

Senior Director of Sales, Duetto

Jim Wenner

Vice President of Information Technology, Sheetz, Inc.