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.
The Habit Restaurants, LLC (Board Chair)
Marriott International, Inc.
Webb Foodservice Design
SYSCO Specialty Meat Group
Dine Equity Inc.
The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles / JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Vice President, Strategy for WATG and Wimberly Interiors
Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board (LATCB)
President Soraya M. Coley, Ph.D.
Cal Poly Pomona
James A. Collins
Sizzler USA, Inc.
The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Cal Poly Pomona
Dean Lea Dopson, Ed.D.
The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Wolfgang Puck Catering
Richard R. Frank (1981-2015), Founder
Lawry's Restaurants, Inc.
T-Bird and Outback Steakhouse
Michele Gendreau, Chair
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
Thomas M. Goff
Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Gordon Hospitality Group, LLC
Loews Hollywood Hotel
Dianne M. Jaskulske
Troy L. Jones
Ernst & Young
Nimes Capital and Nazarian Enterprises
Budget Suites of America
Restaurant Management Services
Retired Food Service Executive
Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar
Justin B. Nedelman
Eureka Restaurant Group / Modern Hospitality Systems, LLC
DoubleTree by Hilton Anaheim-Orange County
Reynolds, William H. Jr
MHR Capital, LLC
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
CRU Real Estate Group & CRU Global Innovations
Interstate Hotels & Resorts | LARAL Group
FreshPoint Southern California
Edward F. Snavely
Retired Hotel Executive
Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels & Hospitality Group
Lera Van Straatum, Honorary Member
City Club Los Angeles, ClubCorp
Eva N. Wassermann, CHA
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.
Bon Appétit Management Company
Young's Market Company, LLC