For more than 45 years, The Collins College of Hospitality Management professors have enriched their instruction by keeping their fingers on the pulse of industry trends. That tradition is alive and well through the ongoing participation of the Board of Advisors.
The college works hand-in-hand with this group of key hospitality leaders to ensure the program’s methods and practices are consistent with those of the industry and that its curriculum is aligned with industry needs. Additionally, board mentorships and internships provide Collins College students the opportunity to benefit first-hand from the experience and knowledge of this expert group, and are invaluable assets in building the hospitality leaders of the future.
Donald B. Ayers III
St. Francis Yacht Club
Marriott International, Inc.
Webb Foodservice Design
SYSCO Los Angeles
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles / JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board
President Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D.
Cal Poly Pomona
James A. Collins
Sizzler USA, Inc.
Mani Brothers Real Estate
Dean Lea Dopson, Ed.D.
The Collins College of Hospitality Management
The Riviera Country Club / The Riviera Tennis Club
Richard R. Frank (1923-2015), Founder
Lawry's Restaurants, Inc.
T-Bird and Outback Steakhouse
Michele Gendreau, Chair
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Thomas M. Goff
Bernstein Global Wealth Management
Gordon Restaurant Group
The Lowes Regency, San Francisco
Dianne M. Jaskulske
Nazarian Enterprises and Nimes Capital
Freshpoint Southern California
Justin B. Nedelman
Eureka Restaurant Group / Modern Hospitality Systems, LLC
DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim-Orange County
Southern Wine & Spirits
CRU Real Estate Group / CRU Global Innovations
Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Christopher S. Simms
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar
Edward F. Snavely
Retired Hotel Executive
The Grill / Daily Grill / Public School
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group
Eva N. Wassermann, CHA
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.
Lera Van Straatum, Honorary Member
City Club Los Angeles
Young's Market Company, LLC
Bon Appétit Management Company