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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Advisory Board

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Advisory Board helps provide advice, guidance and direction to HRTM's students and faculty regarding academic offerings, industry trends and information, and career opportunities. The board functions as a critical link between research and community partnerships and is responsible for making sure the school’s curriculum is relevant and of high quality. The members are comprised of industry leaders, experts and alumni. HRTM is honored to have them championing the school's efforts and advancing its mission so our students can receive an innovative and valuable learning experience.

Portrait Name Position Company Keywords
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Andrea Belfanti headshot Andrea Belfanti CEO International Society of Hospitality Consultants tag 1, tag2
Eric Bischofberger headshot Eric Bischofberger, CCM Assistant General Manager Colleton River Club  
Fred "Three" Carpenter headshot Fred "Three" E. Carpenter, III General Manager / COO Crow Valley Golf Club  
Nirjary Desai headshot Nirjary Desai Owner and CEO (Chief Experience Officer) KIS(cubed) Events
Boutique Firm Creating Lux Elevated Experiences
William Dissen headshot William "Bill" S. Dissen Executive Chef and Owner The Market Place Restaurant, Haymaker Restaurant, Billy D's Fried Chicken  
Passion Graham headshot Passion Graham Catering and Events Manager Desert Mountain Club  
Thomas Harrison III headshot Thomas Harrison, III Corporate Regional Director, Sales Aimbridge / Interstate Hotels & Resorts  
Warren Jahn headshot Warren Jahn HR Business Partner – Growth and Commercial Functions IHG Hotels & Resorts  
Craig Locascio headshot Craig Locascio Education and Sales Training Director Breakthru Beverage  
Duane Parrish headshot Duane Parrish Director S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism  
  Dilip Patel Managing Partner Microtel Inn & Suites  
Kunal Patel headshot Kunal Patel Vice President of Operations SREE Hotels  
Karen Riordan headshot Karen Riordan President and CEO Myrtle Beach Area of Commerce and CVB  
John Schellhase headshot John Schellhase Director, New Hotel Openings, Renovation and Transactions -Company Managed Hotels Americas' InterContinental Hotels Group  
Bobby Williams headshot Bobby Williams CEO Lizard’s Thicket  
Matthew Williams headshot Matthew Williams General Manager Lizard’s Thicket  

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