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.