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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Board

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Board helps provide advice, guidance and direction to HTMT's students and faculty regarding academic offerings, industry trends and information, and career opportunities. The board functions as a critical link between research and community partnerships and is responsible for making sure the school’s curriculum is relevant and of high quality. The members are comprised of industry leaders, experts and alumni. HTMT is honored to have them championing the school's efforts and advancing its mission so our students can receive an innovative and valuable learning experience.

  • Andrea Belfanti headshot

    Andrea Belfanti

    International Society of Hospitality Consultants

  • Jesse Broome headshot

    Jesse Broome

    General Manager
    Cambria Hotel Columbia Downtown The Vista

  • Eric Bischofberger headshot

    Eric Bischofberger

    Director of Operations
    Latitude Margaritaville Hilton Head

  • Fred "Three" E. Carpenter, III headshot

    Fred "Three" E. Carpenter, III

    General Manager
    Edina Country Club

  • Nirjary Desai headshot

    Nirjary Desai

    Owner and CEO (Chief Experience Officer)
    KIS (cubed) Events

  • William "Bill" S. Dissen headshot

    William "Bill" S. Dissen

    Executive Chef and Owner
    The Market Place Restaurant,
    Haymaker Restaurant, Billy D's Fried Chicken

  • Dan Godwin headshot

    Dan Godwin

    WSET II, CSW VP Sales
    Wine RNDC of SC

  • Passion Graham headshot

    Passion Graham

    Director of Clubhouse Operations
    The Governor's Club

  • Thomas Harrison III headshot

    Thomas Harrison, III

    Corporate Regional Director, Sales
    Aimbridge / Interstate Hotels & Resorts

  • Warren Jahn headshot

    Warren Jahn

    VP HR, Global Sales & AMER Growth/Commercial
    IHG Hotels & Resorts

  • Craig Locascio headshot

    Craig Locascio

    Education and Sales Training Director
    Breakthru Beverage

  • Duane Parrish headshot

    Duane Parrish

    S.C. Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism

  • Dilip Patel headshot

    Dilip Patel

    Managing Partner
    Microtel Inn & Suites

  • Kunal Patel headshot

    Kunal Patel

    Vice President of Operations
    SREE Hotels

  • John Schellhase headshot

    John Schellhase

    Head of Hotel Lifecycle and Growth - Luxury and Lifestyle
    IHG Hotels & Resorts

  • Bobby Williams headshot

    Robert E. (Bobby) Williams

    Lizard's Thicket

  • Matthew Williams headshot

    Matthew Williams

    General Manager
    Lizard's Thicket


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