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Our Distinguished Judges

Here are the industry leaders who have graciously volunteered their time and expertise to judge the hacks of students competing the world over in the first ever international Hilton College Hospitality Hackathon – HC3. Representing the various sectors of hospitality, our students – and our industry – will surely benefit from their feedback and participation!

Doug Brooks

Doug Brooks ('75)

Former CEO, President & Chairman of the Board
Brinker International
Valerie Ferguson

Valerie Ferguson

Director of Lodging
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts
Glenn Haussman

Glenn Haussman

Self-described “Hotel Business Know it All” & Podcast and Video Host of “No Vacancy”

 

Michael Levie

Michael Levie

Chief Operating Officer
citizenM Hotels
Anthony Melchiorri

Anthony Melchiorri

President /Argeo Hospitality
Host of the Travel Channel’s “Hotel Impossible”
Executive Producer of AnthonyMelchiorri.com

Lily Ng

Lily Ng (’89)

CEO & Founder/Food’s Future Summit
CEO/Foodie Group Limited
Nick Price

Nick Price

CEO
NetSys Technology Limited
Gregg Rockett

Gregg Rockett (’86)

Hospitality Industry Thought Leader & Award-winning Academic Instructor
Anna Schmid

Anna Schmid (’95)

Vice President – Arena Partnerships
The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Alex Shashou

Alex Shashou

Co-founder & President
ALICE
Prakash Shukla

Prakash Shukla

Founder & Managing Partner
Wayfare Ventures
Sharmagne Taylor

Sharmagne Taylor, CMP ('86)

President
On-Site Partners, Inc.
Marisa Whitenton

Marisa Whitenton

Executive Producer of “I’ll Have What She’s Cookin’” 

Frank Wolfe

Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH

CEO
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
Seán Worker

Seán Worker

Managing Director & Principal
T5 Strategies