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The Collins College Of Hospitality Management

Board of Advisors

For more than 35 years, The Collins College of Hospitality Management professors have enriched their instruction by keeping their fingers on the pulse of industry trends. That tradition is alive and well through the ongoing participation of the Board of Advisors.

The college works hand-in-hand with this group of key hospitality leaders to ensure the program’s methods and practices are consistent with those of the industry and that its curriculum is aligned with industry needs. Additionally, board mentorships and internships provide Collins College students the opportunity to benefit first-hand from the experience and knowledge of this expert group, and are invaluable assets in building the hospitality leaders of the future.

Board of Advisors Members

  • Baltin, Bruce - PKF Consulting USA

  • Banaszak, Ronald - St. Francis Yacht Club
  • Cano, Javier, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles 

  • Coley, Soraya M. - Cal Poly Pomona
  • Collins, James A. - Sizzler USA, Inc. 

  • Day, Gregory - Shutters on the Beach Hotel
  • Dineros, Jason - Gilbert Kelly Crowley & Jennett, LLP
  • Doak, Bill - CIM Group 

  • Dopson, Lea - The Collins College of Hospitality Management

  • Emery, Don - The Riviera Country Club, The Riviera Tennis Club
  • Falcon, Salvador - Ecolab Inc.
  • Frank, Richard N. - Lawry's Restaurants, Inc. (Emeritus Board Member)

  • Fuller, Ed - Laguna Strategic Advisors
  • Gatto, Joe - T-Bird and Outback Steakhouse 

  • Gendreau, Michele - Walt Disney Parks & Resorts

  • Gilbert, John - Fairplex
  • King, Jeff - URG/King's Seafood Company 

  • Kramer, Paul - Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour Restaurants
  • Lehman, Chuck - Fresh & Ready Foods

  • McDowell, Reginald - Burbank Marriott Hotel

  • Nedelman, Justin B. – Modern Hospitality Systems, LLC / Investwest Companies

  • Pflum, Denise – Doubletree by Hilton Anaheim-Orange County

  • Shupnick, Larry - Interstate Hotels & Resorts

  • Simms, Christopher - Lazy Dog Cafe

  • Wassermann, Eva N. - GEM Realty Capital, Inc. 

  • Wheeland, Cary - Bon Appetit
  • Wooden, Jr., Ernest – Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board

  • Wooler, Jason - Young's Market Company, LLC