Alumni and Advisory Board

We are very proud of our alumni from more than 25 years of offering studies in hospitality management. More than 25% of our graduates in the hospitality management industry hold positions at the department director level or above, with 9% being owners, CEOs, or presidents. The largest percentage of our alumni are working in hotels, with restaurants being the second largest employer. One-third of our graduates can boast that they are in food and beverage related positions; another one-third are in development, real estate, and finance; and more than 25% are working in meeting and event-related positions.

If you are an alum, please contact us and let us know what you are doing today, let's keep in touch.

Hospitality Industry Advisory Board

We maintain close ties with the industry and have our own Hospitality Industry Advisory Board made up of industry leaders from all sectors of the business. Our Advisory Board is actively involved in a number of key ways with our department that include:

  • Annual Student Industry Exchange and other educational programs
  • Advising on our curriculum
  • Visiting us on campus as guest speakers in our classrooms
  • Linking students to internship and career opportunities, as well as mentorship
  • Assisting with fundraising, particularly for special projects to benefit the department and our students

The Hospitality Management Advisory Board represents the broader hospitality industry and provides industry-specific feedback, and assists students in securing internships and jobs.

  • Henry Bose
    Senior Vice President
    CBRE Hotels
  • Kevin Carroll
    Executive Director
    Hotel Council of San Francisco
  • Michael Coughlin
    Director of Procurement
    Able Services
  • Joseph Curran
    Hospitality Consultant
  • Mark Dommen
    One Market Restaurant
  • Paul Frentsos
    Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer
    San Francisco Travel Association
  • Jon Handlery
    Handlery Hotels
  • James Kauffman
    Marriott Hotels
  • Jaime Law
    First Vice President
    Newmark Knight Frank
  • Lynn Mohrfeld
    President and CEO
    California Hotel and Lodging Association
  • Susan Piel
    Meeting and Events Consultant
    Spiel Planning
  • Janet Roxas
    General Manager
    Tower Tours
  • Mark Salquist
    General Manager
    Avatar Hotel
  • Jeffrey Scharosch
    General Manager
    Spinnaker Restaurant