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Executive Board

Ryan Spear, '02 | Chairman
President
Spear Travel Group
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Ashley Akright, '09 | President
Director of  Operational Excellence and Innovation
Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center
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Tom Neely, '87 | Program Chair
General Manager
Nittany Lion Inn
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Melissa Navarro, '12 | Membership Chair
Area Manager, Mid-Atlantic Central
Expedia Lodging Partner
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Adam Tegge, '93 | Treasurer
Vice President of Asset Management
Ashford
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Abigail Estevez, '13 | Secretary/Communications Chair
Senior Luxury Travel Sales Manager
Conrad New York Midtown
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Dana Katz, '09 | Awards Chair
Manager, Business Intelligence
Host Hotels & Resorts

 

 

Past Presidents Active on the Board

Jason Bayona, '05
Senior Director, Talent Acquisition & University Relations
Marriott International

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Ed Book, '79

General Manager
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
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Gary Budge, '72
Consultant
Budge & Co., LLC
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Rob Grimes, '80
Chairman, CEO & President
Constrata Tech Consulting
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Lea Ann Kish, '87
Principal
KM Development Works
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David Miles, '67
Co-Owner/Chairman
Miles LeHane Companies, Inc.
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Jim Purdum, '77
General Manager, Retired
Penn State Hospitality Services
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Tom Riley, '91
Vice President-Development
Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants
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David Scypinski, '77
Senior Vice President
Conference Direct
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Debbie Ulrich Gerald, 77
Retired
Sysco Central PA

Appointed Members of the Board

Jessica Mente, '10

Director of Training
Royal Farms
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Sara Quinteros-Shilling '09
Co-owner
Shilling Canning Company
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Micah Smith '09
General Manager
Marriott Courtyard Arlington Rossyln

Affiliated Members of the Board

Tim Colligan, '86

Senior Sales Executive, Strategic Accounts - Hotels
Oracle Hospitality
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George Dabney, '88

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Theodore E. Farrand ’71
Director of Management Advisory Services,
(and Past President & COO)

Cini-Little International, Inc
(retired)
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William R. Kidd ’87
Instructor
Penn State School of Hospitality Management

 

Ex-Officio Members of the Board

Brian Black, '98 | Director of Hospitality Industry Relations
School of Hospitality Management
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Brent Hurley | Director of Alumni Relations
College of Health and Human Development
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Kevin Musick | Director of Major Gifts
College of Health and Human Development
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Donna Quadri-Felitti | Marvin Ashner Director
School of Hospitality Management
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Sara Parks | Director Emeritus
Finn/Parks and Associates
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Amit Sharma | Associate Director and Professor/Professor in Charge, Undergraduate Programs
School of Hospitality Management
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Jennifer Wakemen, '96 | Coordinator of HRIM Programs
Berks Campus