Advisory Board

Joe Artiste

President, Zoom Branding, American Solutions for Business

Craig Ayala

Director of Training, Condado Tacos

Mike Beder

Owner, Water Street Tavern and other Kent Properties

Anthony Cafaro, Jr.

Co-President, Cafaro Company

Craig Campbell

Director of Sales and Marketing, InterContinental Cleveland

Lawrence Carter

KSU Hotel & Conference Center

Kent State Foundation

Rick Cassara

General Manager, Pickwick and Frolic Restaurant and Club

Julia Catanese

Meeting Coordinator, Cardinal Health

Max Chick

AGM AC Hotel Columbus Downtown

Todd Costin

General Manager, Hyatt Regency 
Savannah, Georgia

Kelli Denman

General Manager, Avalon Grand Resort

Nate Giesen

VIP Services Manager Jack Thistledown Racino

Christopher Hampton

General Manager/COO Sycamore Hills Golf Club

Chris Hebebrand

Treasury and Accounting Assistant, Coleman Professional Services

Caitlin Jaworski

AGM, Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg

Scott Kuhn

Founder and CEO Driftwood Restaurants and Catering

Richard LaRocca

GM/COO Beechmont Country Club

Carl Lopresti

Vice President Signature Sauces

Jane Mcmullen
Tony Minelli
Mark E. Moen

General Manager, The Sheraton-Bloomington Hotel, University of Wisconsin, Stout

Brian Moschella

Cleveland Browns, Aramark

Ryan O'Donnell

Transportation Operations Manager, Event Source

Bill Reed

General Manager, Aloft Cleveland Downtown

David Ross

COO, Hillcrest Foodservice

Patrick Scanlon

Senior Direct of Guest Experiences, Cleveland Cavaliers

Barbara Scheule (Emeritus)

Assoc. Professor, Hospitality and Event Management

David Schoeffler

General Manager, Kent State University Hotel & Conf. Cnt

Lee Schwebel

Schwebel Baking Co.
5217 Messerly Road
Canfield, OH 44406

Cameron Thomas

Owner, The River Merchant

Ned Welc

GSI Executive Search

Emma Winstead

Director of Guest Experience, Circus Circus Las Vegas