UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management has established a new advisory board to provide academic direction and help build external support for the Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management program. The newly formed Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board, led by Hospitality Services Department Chair Dr. Kevin Murphy, is comprised of a diverse group of industry leaders who bring valuable perspective to the advancement of hospitality management education.

The primary goals of this advisory board are to identify student experiential learning opportunities, such as internships, mentorships and course projects, offer insight on new and important industry trends, provide critical feedback and work hand-in-hand with faculty and students through guest speaking and research opportunities.

The inaugural members of the Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board include:

  • Barry Bloom, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc
  • Jim Burns, VP and Managing Director, Grande Lakes Orlando
  • Scott Chapman, Vice President of Training and Development, American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
  • Steven Cokkinias, Executive Director of Client Experience, FMG Leading
  • John Goodman, National Director of Marketing, Hyatt Residence Club
  • Julien Meyer, CEO, College Stack
  • Joni Newkirk, CEO, Integrated Insight, Inc.
  • Keith Odza, General Manager, Wyndham Vacation Rentals
  • Rosa Pettus, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Bags Inc.
  • Kristopher Shoemaker, Chief Financial Officer, Orange County Convention Center
  • Terry Stanley, President, International Operations, Darden
  • John Stine, Director of Marketing & Sales, I-Drive 360
  • Visit Rosen College’s website to learn more about the Hospitality Management Industry Advisory Board or contact Dr. Kevin Murphy.