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Carson College of Business Hospitality Business Management Advisory Board

Hospitality business management advisory board

The School of Hospitality Business Management would like to express its appreciation to these individuals for their vision, diligence, and expert advice.

Oliver Meinzer, Chair
VP Global Operations- Digital Guest Experience
Marriott International

Anthony Anton, Vice Chair
CEO & President
Washington Hospitality Association

Lisa Bliss
SSG Supplier Management – Hotels

Chris Burdett
Executive Vice President
CBRE Hotels

Chad Harding
General Sales Manager, Northwest Region/WBBM Steering Committee Liaison
Constellation Brands

Bob Harrington
Academic Director

Kate Kurkjian
Senior Manager, Field & Event Revenue Marketing (Head of Events)

Sarah Larson
Director, Residential & Culinary, Dining Services/ACF Certificate Steering Committee Liaison

Brian McGinnis
Retired from North Forty Lodging, Owner
Pinnacle Real Estate, LCC

Chad MacKay
Founder & CEO
FierroTech Consulting/Fire & Vine Hospitality

TJ (Tejash) Patel
Director of Operations
Riddhi Hospitality LLC/Siddhi Hospitality LLC/BP Ithaca/Ithaca Hotel Associates

John Sommer
Area Director Of Human Resources
Oregon & Washington Hilton

Rick Tupper
Vice President
Puget Sound Hospitality