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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, Ron - St. Francis Yacht Club
  • Burden, Mark - Rim Hospitality

  • Cano, Javier, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles 

  • Collins, James A. - Sizzler USA, Inc. 

  • Day, Gregory - Shutters on the Beach Hotel
  • Farned, Jason - Collins Hospitality Society (Honorary Board Member) 

  • Flynn, Michael - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

  • 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
  • McDowell, Reginald - Burbank Marriott Hotel

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

  • Ortiz, J. Michael - Cal Poly Pomona

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

  • Shupnick, Larry - Interstate Hotels & Resorts

  • Simms, Christopher - Lazy Dog Cafe