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San Antonio Advisory Board

Robert Thrailkill
General Manager & Vice President
Zachry Hospitality-Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel

Liza Barratachea
Executive Director
San Antonio Hotel & Lodging Association

Marco Barros
President & CEO
San Antonio Area Tourism

John Carbajal
General Manager
Rio Rio Cantina

Ramiro Cavazos
President & CEO
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Arthur Coulombe
General Manager
JW Marriott – San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Rick Drury
Drury Southwest, Inc.

Suzanne Etheredge
Executive Director
Culinaria Institute

Michelle Fitzpatrick
Department Chair – Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
Austin Community College

Trent Freeman
General Manager
Hotel Valencia

Amanda Garcia
Executive Director
San Antonio Restaurant Association

Chef Johnny Hernandez 
Founder & President
True Flavors Inc. and Grupo La Gloria

Gary Johnson
Vice President of Operations
Frontier Enterprises

Marvin Jones, CCM
General Manager
San Antonio Country Club

Rosemary Kowalski
Founder & Honorary Member
The RK Group

Kevin R. Latone
General Manager
Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Rolando Pablos (MHM '96)
Texas Secretary of State

Sam Panchevre
Alamo City Investments

B. J. Patel
Vice President of Finance & Development
Baywood Hotels

Bill Petrella
General Manager
The Hotel Emma, San Antonio

Doak Pierce
General Manager
Ben E. Keith San Antonio

Michelle Ramos
Director of Sales
Rosemary’s Catering at Sunset Station

Paul Tang
Retired Area VP & Managing Director
Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Chef William D. Thornton
Professor & Department Chair – Tourism, Hospitality & Culinary Arts
Alamo Colleges – St. Philip’s College

Rusty Wallace ('82)
Area Managing Director & General Manager
Omni La Mansion del Rio