Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Collins College of Hospitality Management presents the Fall 2023 Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series on Outdoor Hospitality. Hear from leaders in the Outdoor Hospitality industry share their experiences and insights into this exciting sector of hospitality!

Outdoor Hospitality is generally aimed at nature-based destinations such as national or state parks and mountain and beach areas and serves both the individual leisure and smaller group markets. 

All events will take place in the Panda Express Classroom (79B-1230) during from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided and registration is required.

September 21

Intro to Outdoor Hospitality

Margaret Bailey ('86) - Advisor, CHM Government Services | Distinguished Alumna | Board of Advisors
Malia Silverman ('17) - Membership Account Manager, Exclusive Resorts; Former Collins Ambassador
September 28

Public Sector Outdoor Hospitality

Susan Liston - Senior Vice President of Growth, Aramark Destinations
Daniel Villalovos (’23) - Bryce Canyon National Park; Former Collins Ambassador
October 12

Outdoor Hospitality Food & Beverage

Guest Services, Inc.
November 2

Hybrid RV & Campground Resorts

Robert Sagginario, Bonelli Bluffs RV Resort and Campground 
Jeff Brown, Marketing & Business Development, Vista Recreation
November 9

Outdoor Hospitality Advising Services

Todd Wynne-Parry, Mmanaging Director, Horwath International

Past Distinguished Lecturers


The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series was established in 1988 to enable respected industry professionals to spend a few days to several weeks teaching, lecturing, and interacting with students, faculty, and other professionals interested in the goals of The Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

The objective of the Frank Lectureship Series is to augment the classroom experience of students within the college with close interaction with leaders from the hospitality industry and other related disciplines. This not only provides invaluable exposure for Cal Poly Pomona's hospitality management students but also enables leaders from industry to improve the quality of and assist in educating, new managers for the industry.

Richard N. Frank is a long-standing advocate and supporter of The Collins College. "Having been associated with the restaurant business in one form or another since childhood, it is quite natural that I should be vitally interested in the continuing development of future food service managers and executives," noted Mr. Frank when he generously donated a major grant to establish an endowment creating The Richard N. Frank Distinguished Lectureship Series.