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Alumni Advisory Board


The primary purpose of the Board is to guide and assist the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management in improving the quality of education for students in the field of hospitality. This will be accomplished by acting as a sounding board for the department and providing feedback on department issues to insure the department is educating students grounded in the industry and that the department‘s efforts continue to be current, practical, and applicable in the hospitality field.

Alexis Baker, Rooms Division Manager - Courtyard by Marriott Grand Rapids Downtown
Joel Berghorst, Group Rooms Manager - Amway Hotel Corporation
Audrey Bitzer, Convention Manager - Grand Hotel
Megan Clark, Sales Manager - Hyatt Place Grand Rapids South
Chloe Comps
Arnota Cornelius, Sales Account Manager, Crowne Plaza Dayton
Lyle Davis, III, Area Market Manager - DML Management Inc.
Nick Fischioni, General Manager - Hyatt Place Grand Rapids South
Anna Fortier, Director of Event Management - JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Courtney Geurink, Program and Events Coordinator - Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg
Kate Goodale, Sales Manager - Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids
Fritz Heller, President and General Manager - North Mich Hospitality Management
Katie Meister, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing - White Lodging Services
Rich Meyers, Director of Event Presentation, Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club
Katie Nguyen, Owner - Kenley Event Design
Mike Parnacott, Regional Sales Manager - Sysco
Shrineil (Neil) Patel, Customer Marketing Team Lead - Meijer
Lauren Plue, Corporate Event Producer, Blue Plate Catering
Rachael Schneider, Front Desk Supervisor - CityFlats Hotel
Jeff Smith, DeVos Place Food and Beverage Manager - Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Mary Zucchero, Director of Business Engagement - Washtenaw County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.