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Dean's Advisory Board

CHAIRMAN
Doug Brooks ('75)
Former President, CEO & Chairman of the Board
Brinker International

Michael Alcorn ('07)
Operations Manager
Distribution International

Doug Horn
General Manager
Houstonian Estates

Ron E. Jackson
President & CEO
Meadowbrook Golf Group

Carlye Knowles
Manager
Figgins Family Wine Estates

Mark Kukulski
President
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Pennie Landon
National Account Director Sales & Strategy
USA TODAY

Nick Massad Jr. ('73)
President & CEO
American Liberty Hospitality

Randy McCaslin, CRE (Hon. '07)
Managing Director
CBRE Hotels Consulting

Dorothy T. Nicholson, CHA, CHSE (’77)
President
Nicholson Interests, LLC

Chris Pappas
CEO & Executive Vice President
Pappas Restaurants, Inc.

Robert D. "Bob" Planck ('71)
President & CEO
Interconnect Enterprises, Inc.

Kurt Robertson
Director – Brand Performance, Hilton
Corporate Liaison, Hilton College

Gregory W. "Gregg" Rockett ('86)
Vice President – Corporate Hotel Development
Hilton

Caryn Kboudi
Vice President – Talent Acquisition & Development
Omni Hotels & Resorts

John Rydman
President & Owner
Spec's Wine, Spirits & Finer Foods

Sharmagne Taylor, CMP ('86)
President
On-site Partners

Robert Thrailkill ('82)
General Manager & Vice President
Zachry Hospitality-Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel

Frank Wolfe, CAE
Chief Executive Officer
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS
Charles D. Dorn
,
CCM ('80)
Managing Director
The Dorn Group, Ltd.

BOARD MEMBERS EMERITI
Sir Rocco Forte
Chairman
The Rocco Forte Collection

Wolf Hengst
Executive Chairman
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

D. Andrew Slater
Area Vice President
Hilton

Tony Vallone
President & CEO
Vallone Restaurant Group