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Eric’s Club Members

WE ARE ERIC’S CLUB. We are the industry-seasoned members of the more than 7,600 alumni worldwide who are proud to call the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management our alma mater. We are involved. We are committed. We are passionate about giving back to our College, and excited to be a part of an extraordinary group of alumni who are inspiring the future leaders of the hospitality industry through our time-honored lecture series. We invite you to meet our members profiled here. Names in red signify a member who has made a presentation as part of the lecture series. Click on the names to read their bios.

John Beers
John Beers
(’76)
Vice President
Bates Engineers/Contractors, Inc.
C. J. “Joe” Bendy Jr.
C. J. “Joe” Bendy Jr. 
(‘89)
Chief Operating Officer & GM
River Oaks Country Club
Marty Breverman
Marty Breverman
(‘74)
Vice President of 
Café Development & Operations 
ARYZTA
Scott Brieger
Scott Brieger 
(’90)
President/Owner
Boudreaux’s Cajun Kitchen Inc.
Doug Brooks
Doug Brooks 
(’75)
Former CEO, President & COB
Brinker International
David B. Chang
David B. Chag
(‘77)
General Manager & COO 
The Country Club
Jieping
Jieping "Charles" Chen
('90, MHM '92, Ph.D. '95)
Associate Dean & Director
EMBA/Zhong Kun Group
Robert D.
Robert D. "Bob" Cowan
('76)
Retired Area Managing Director & GM
Omni Hotels & Resorts
James “Jim” Doak III
James “Jim” Doak III 
('92)
Chief Creative Officer & Founder
JWD Consultancy
Charles D. Dorn
Charles D. Dorn
('80)
Managing Director
The Dorn Group, Ltd.
Gregory S. Edwards
Gregory S. Edwards
('75)
Retired Senior VP & CFO
Rancho Mission Viejo
William B. Fortier
William B. Fortier
(MS '83)
Senior VP of Development Americas
Hilton
Alan E.
Alan E. "Al" Gallo
('82)
President & CEO
Health Club at Travis Place
Ignacio Gomez-Tobar
Ignacio Gomez-Tobar
('74)
Principal
IGT Advisors, LLC
Steve Goodman
Steve Goodman
('83, MSACCY '85)
President & Chief Investment Officer
Goodman Financial Corporation
Adele Gutman
Adele Gutman 
('84)
Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Revenue
Library Hotel Collection
Mark Hellrung
Mark Hellrung
('76)
General Manager
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas
Marsha B. Hendler
Marsha B. Hendler
('73)
President & CEO
TerraFina Energy LLC
Clare Sullivan Jackson
Clare Sullivan Jackson
('85)
President & CEO
Sullivan Group
Joseph Larry Jackson
Joseph Larry Jackson
('77)
President
Breaking PAR: Diversity Course Management
Feliz M. Jarvis
Feliz M. Jarvis
('79)
Managing Partner
Feliz Hospitality Consultants, LLC
Alphy Johnson
Alphy Johnson
('76)
President
International Hospitality Advisor
Avi Katz
Avi Katz
('97)
Owner
Katz Coffee
Aylwin Lewis
Aylwin Lewis 
('76, MBA '90)
President & CEO
Potbelly Sandwich Works
Nick Massad Jr.
Nick Massad Jr.
('73)
President & CEO
American Liberty Hospitality
Mary Beth Moehring
Mary Beth Moehring
('80)
Retired VP of Enterprise Program Management
Sysco Corporation
Lily Ng
Lily Ng
('89)
CEO
Foodie Group Limited
Dorothy T. Nicholson
Dorothy T. Nicholson
('77)
President
Nicholson Interests, LLC
Ricki R. Oberoi
Ricki R. Oberoi
('86)
President
Oberoi Holdings Inc.
Rolando Pablos
Rolando Pablos 
(MHM'96)
Secretary of State
State of Texas
Michael Pede
Michael Pede 
('89)
Associate VP of Alumni Relations
University of Houston
Robert D.
Robert D. "Bob" Planck
('71)
CEO
Interconnect Enterprises
Mike Przestrzelski
Mike Przestrzelski
('78)
Managing Partner
United Sales & Services, LLC
Clinton L. Rappole
Dr. Clinton L. Rappole
(Hon. '73)
Founder of Eric Hilton
Distinguished Alumni Club
Kirk O. Reese
Kirk O. Reese
('88)
Executive VP, Denehy Club
Thinking Partners
Kelly Roberts
Kelly Roberts 
('81)
Chief Administrative Officer of
Hospitality & Gaming
Landry's Restaurants, Inc.
Gregory Rockett
Gregory Rockett
('86)
VP of Corporate Hotel Development
Hilton
Brad Schreiber
Brad Schreiber 
('80)
President & Managing Partner
Ashton Gardens
Jonathan Shear
Jonathan Shear
('80)
General Manager
Bayou Club of Houston
Dave Smalley Dave Smalley ('79)
Founder & CEO
Spectrum Catering, Concessions & Events
Sharmagne Taylor
Sharmagne Taylor
('86)
President & CEO
On-Site Partners
Robert Thrailkill
Robert Thrailkill 
('82)
Vice President
Zachry Hospitality
Robert F. Voelker
Robert F. Voelker
('73)
President & CEO
Gateway Hospitality Group
Rusty Wallace
Rusty Wallace
('82)
Area Managing Director & GM
Omni La Mansion del Rio
Charles Warczak
Charles Warczak
('75)
Financial Consultant
NextGen Hotels
Richard Weil
Richard F. Weil
('78)
Vice President 
National Restaurant Consultants
Allison Wen
Allison Wen 
('83)
President
Allisandra Management Company
Jeremy Wladis
Jeremy Wladis
('86)
Owner & President
The Restaurant Group
James “Jim” Worrall
James "Jim" Worrall 
('78)
VP of Client Solutions & Contract Sales
Good Source Solutions, Inc.
Belinda Yeung
Belinda Yeung 
('82)
Chief Operating Officer
Regal Hotels
John Bowen
Dr. John Bowen 
(Hon. '06)
Professor & Former Dean
Honorary member since 2014