Mentor 2010 | Kent State University

Mentor 2010

Amie Abauhassan

NAME: Amie Abouhassan

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Regional General Manager, CE Hospitality, LLC.

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 9783 State Route 14, Streetsboro, Ohio 44241

PHONE: 330.696.4002 (C)  330.548.1351 (O)

EMAIL: amie.abouhassan@marriott.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________ 

Amie Abouhassan: I graduated from Kent State University in May 2009 with a degree in Hospitality Management. I interned at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, in Hotel Operations. When I returned from my internship (August 2008), I applied for a Front Desk position at the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott in Streetsboro, Ohio. After just a month as a Guest Services Representative, I was promoted to Sales, then worked my way up to head of Sales (all while still in college full time). N,ow I'm the Regional General Manager for the entire Franchise Company (CE Hospitality). Currently, I oversee three Limited Service Marriott Hotels and a Corporate Office, which is roughly 150 employees. In my Regional position, I'm able to travel extensively to sister hotels, and other Marriott's.

I also have excessive Restaurant/Food and Beverage experience as my parents have owned bars and "mom and pop diners" my entire life.


JohnAltomare

NAME: John Altomare

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: President, 3 Foodies LLC Restaurant Owner

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 80 N. Main St. Hudson, OH  44236

PHONE: 330-475-7937

EMAIL: jaltomare@3foodies.com

__X__ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________

John J. Altomare is a restaurant consultant and president of 3 Foodies, a company that includes a restaurant in Hudson, OH, which he runs with his two sons.  Altomare is a restaurant industry veteran with a long career history of success.  He was the senior vice president of concept development for Darden Restaurants, Inc.  Within the Red Lobster brand he oversaw innovations in the menu, restaurant operations, design, service, and technology.  Altomare started his restaurant career in 1979 and distinguished himself in leadership roles with Ground Round Restaurants, Chi Chi's Mexican Restaurants, and P&L Foodservices – a Boston Market franchisee.  Altomare later became the executive vice president of concept development for Boston Market. Altomare is an ambassador of the Culinary Institute of America and serves on the Kent State University Hospitality Management Advisory Board.


JohnBibbo

NAME: John Bibbo

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: President, Event Source

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 6001 Towpath Drive Cleveland, OH  44125

PHONE: 216-525-1700

EMAIL: johnbibbojr@eventsource.net

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________

John Bibbo, Jr. is president of Event Source. He has had successful and diversified experience in the rental products business. His efforts expanded and positioned Event Source into Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio's largest source for rental products. He has built the company's success on commitment to customer service for any size event in any location, superlative product quality and selection and state-of-the-art operations that are all backed by the expertise acquired during the firm's 30-year history.

His vision and realization for the 71,000 sq ft Cleveland facility housing an immense showroom and centralized internal operations were evidenced in the construction of the Event Source building in Valley View, just south of Cleveland.

He was one of the founding members of the Cleveland Chapter of International Special Events Society (ISES) in 2007 and currently serves as its president.


Michael Bosch1

NAME: Michael Bosch

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Human Resource Director

BUSINESS ADDRESS: Marriott Cleveland East 26300 Harvard Rd, Warrensville Heights, OH 44122

PHONE: 216-755-1904

EMAIL: Michael.bosch@marriott.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________ 

Michael Bosch graduated in 1994 from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington PA with a BA in Psychology and in 2005 from Robert Morris University with an MBA.  Currently, Director of Human Resources for the Marriott Cleveland East, Michael has worked in Hospitality Human Resources for Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and at the Lancaster Host Resort and Golf Course.  In addition to Hospitality, he has held Human Resource positions in Manufacturing and Retail Distribution.  Along with his full time position, Michael volunteers with Towards Employment, a Cleveland non-profit where he serves on the board of directors.  He has also taught classes as needed for the Kent State Hospitality Program.


Elissa Burnett

NAME: Elissa Burnett

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Catering Event Manager, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 24 Public Square Cleveland, OH, 44113

PHONE: 216.902.4195

EMAIL: Elissa.burnett@renaissancehotels.com


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_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________

I graduated from Kent State University in December, 2005 and then started working for the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square Hotel as Catering Sales Manager in January.  I worked there concentrating on the wedding and social market for two and a half years.  I began at the Renaissance in June, 2008 in the same market, expanding to larger events.  In both positions I sell the space for the events and also work with the client one on one until the event is over.  It is my job to be their "event manager" and coordinate their needs with the rest of the hotel staff from food and set up to décor and specialty items.  I have worked with groups as small as 30 all the way up to 1300 guests.


Claudio1

NAME: Claudio Caviglia

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Club manager

BUSINESS ADDRESS:

PHONE:

Email: ccaviglia@theunionclub.org

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
____ Other__________________________________________________ 

Claudio Caviglia emigrated from Turin, Italy to the United States in 1957 and grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York.

Mr. Caviglia is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, New York, and also a graduate of Florida International University, Miami, Florida.

His career began in New York City managing an upper east side restaurant called Martell's for several years until an opportunity offered him to be part of the opening team at Bally's Park Place Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He also was as the executive sous chef during his tenure at Bally's. In the years following he worked as a chef for the Golden Nugget, Harrah's, and Trump Castle in Atlantic City. He continued in the hotel industry as food and beverage director for the Adam's Mark Hotels in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and in Kansas City, Missouri. He then chose to redirect his career path to the private club industry in 1988, as the general manager of the Top of the Tower, a city club in Topeka, Kansas, the Oakwood Club, in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Oakwood Country Club in Cleveland, Ohio. He is currently the general manager for the Union Club, a 5 star platinum city club in downtown Cleveland.

His challenges at all his clubs include savings in operating expenses and generating increased revenues that produced favorable results of $400- $600K in operating cost by using zero based budgeting, marketing, and team building.


NAME: John George

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Marketing/Communications Manager/ Project Manager Cleveland Clinic

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 3050 Science Park Dr. AC 313 Cleveland, Ohio 44122

PHONE: 216-448-0775

EMAIL: Georgej2@ccf.org

___X_ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
___X_ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
___X_Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ____________________________________


NAME: Heather Gortz

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Sales Manager

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 11080 Concord Hambden Rd Painesville, OH 44077

PHONE: 440-350-3506

EMAIL: gortzh@quailhollowresort.com

__X___ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X___ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X___ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
____ Other__________________________________________________ 


NAME: Roger Greene

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: General Manager-Hilton Garden Inn

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 8971 Wilcox Drive  Twinsburg, OH  44087

PHONE: 330-405-4488

EMAIL: Roger.greene@hilton.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ____________________________________

I have 30 years of experience in hotel operations and sales.  I am a 1978 graduate of Kent State University.  I am the Regional Director of Operations for the Gateway Hospitality Group as well as the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Twinsburg, Oh.  I received the General Manager of the year award in 2002 for the entire Hilton Garden Inn brand. 


Darrell Guarinicllo1

NAME: Darrell Guariniello

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: President, Wing Warehouse

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2215 East Waterloo Road units 101-103, Akron, Ohio 44312

PHONE: Office- 330-733-4005, Cell- 330-472-2600

EMAIL: dguariniello@msn.com

__X___ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
__X___ Other : Retail- mass merchandising, and C-store

Darrell Guariniello graduated from Kent in 1992 with a Bachelor's degree. He went on in corporate America after graduating in the food service field. He worked 5 years with Friendly restaurants, from a manager in training to multi-unit management and a training manager for the corporation. He then went on to Aldi foods. He had territory with them from Western New York, NW PA, into NE Ohio. He was in charge of multiple units there as well for over 3 years. Finally, his last position, before quitting and working for himself was with Sunoco Oil. There he managed 11 units and priced gasoline. Oversaw the convenient store operations and trained new managers. He left Sunoco in 2004.

In 2001 he opened Wing Warehouse in the Gala commons comdominium complex. In 2004, he purchased the name and another location in Stow. Two years after that, he build his first free standing store on Wyoga Lake road in Cuyahoga Falls. In 2007, they started franchising due to many inquiries. At the end on 2008, they had three franchisees, making the chain six strong. In 2009, he acquired the Scorchers brand of Sports bars expanding their footprint into Cuyahoga county and surrounding areas. Today, they have 17 total stores in their system with 3 other locations under approval. 


NAME: Deborah Smythe Hermann

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Chairwoman and CEO GhostLight Productions, LLC

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 21050 Colby Rd. Cleveland, Oh 44122

PHONE: W 440-442-8300- C 216-544-9562

EMAIL: dhermann@ghostlightllc.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
__X___ Other  ______________________________________

For over 25 years, Deborah Smythe Hermann has championed fundraising and "friend-raising" for Cleveland organizations. Her breadth of experience and depth of community involvement have taken her from hard-working committee member to Chairwoman and CEO of GhostLight Productions, LLC.

In 2002, after many years as a volunteer committee member for non-profit galas, Deb began her love affair with special events as managing partner of MasterMinds, LLC, a high energy special events company. Building on the knowledge she and her former partner amassed as event planners, Deb and her new partner, David Shimp, formed GhostLight Productions, LLC in 2006. This partnership solidified her desire to add design and production services to her already impressive track record of successful planning services. Deb is also active in the Northeast Ohio community and serves on the boards of The Cleveland Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES), The Sunbeam Board of Vocational Guidance Services, Neighborhood Centers Association, CBC Magazine and The Hangar Recreation Society. She is currently Director at Large of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and is a founding member of the Cleveland Chapter.


Jaclyn Herrera

NAME: Jaclyn Herrera

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Catering Event Manager, Renaissance Cleveland Hotel

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 24 Public Square Cleveland, Ohio 44113

PHONE: 216-902-4013

EMAIL: Jaclyn.Herrera@renaissancehotels.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ____________________________________

Hello, I am a 2002 KSU Graduate from the Hospitality Management Program.  Prior to attending KSU I graduated from Pennsylvania Culinary with a specialized degree in Culinary Arts. I have experience in several Food Service Industries. While attending KSU I worked at Olive Garden as a server and later in KSU Dining Services as a cook. I completed 2 culinary externships during my studies. One was at the Wyndham Resort and Spa in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and the other was at the Downtown Chicago Renaissance.  After Graduating, I was hired at the Country Club of Hudson as their Event Coordinator and am now currently at the Cleveland Downtown Renaissance Hotel where I started as a Banquet Supervisor and worked my way up to my current position of Catering Event Manager.  So I have alittle bit of experience in several different Foodservice industries, but have my most experience in the hotel industry.


Robert Josey

NAME: Robert Josey, CCM

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: General Manager, The Country Club

BUSINESS ADDRESS: The Country Club, 2825 Lander Rd, Pepper Pike, OH 44124

PHONE: 216-831-9200 X120

EMAIL: rjosey@thecountryclub.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________ 

Rob Josey:

Education:

  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, Ithaca, NY - Masters Degree, Major in Food and Beverage Administration,  Graduated in 1989
  • Emory University School of Business Administration, Atlanta, GA - BBA, Major in Economics, Graduated in 1982

Employment History:

  • The Country Club, Pepper Pike, OH, General Manager, 2002 to Present
  • The Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, NY, General Manager, 1992 to 2002
  • The Cornell Club, NYC, NY, Assistant Manager, 1989 to 1991
  • Regency Whist Club, NYC, NY, General Manager, 1987 to 1988
  • Piping Rock Club, Locust Valley, NY, Assistant Manager, 1985 to 1987

Club Managers Association of America Involvement:

  • Member of CMAA since 1987
  • Certified in 2000, recertified in 2005
  • Metropolitan Club Managers Association - Education, Charity & Certification Committees
  • Greater Cleveland Club Managers Association - Education Committee Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President, President

NAME: George Kimson

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: COO Heritage Development Co.- The Bertram Inn

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 600 North Aurora Road, Aurora, OH 44202

PHONE: 216-956-9024

EMAIL: georgek@thebertraminn.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________


Timothy-La-Fleur

NAME: Timothy J. LaFleur, CMP

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Meeting & Event Manager

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2500 E. Enterprise PRT, Twinsburg, OH 44087

PHONE: 330-486-0467

EMAIL: Tim.LaFleur@experient-inc.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________

I have been with Experient since late summer of 2005.  I started out building registration/housing web-sites in our registration and housing department.  From there I moved into the meeting planning world and have been there ever since.  I have worked on shows as large as 20,000 attendees and as small as 500.  My job has taken me all over the country to work in a variety of cities and regions.  My client base is equally as spread out through out the country.  This past summer I sat for and received my Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation. 

In short as a Meeting & Event Manager at Experient we are responsible for the overall success of any conference, tradeshow, sales kick off, user meeting etc. that we plan.  We accomplish this by planning out all the logistical aspects of the meeting.  This includes working with the hotel on sleeping rooms, meeting space, food and beverage.  Working with an AV supplier to coordinate all the AV for the meeting, a decorator on the trade show floor as well as a destination management company for any offsite or special events.  In addition we work with transportation companies, security, printers, photographers temp staff and translating companies just to name a few.  We partner with the sponsoring organizations meeting planner to help them organize their program content and pull their event together.   In short we are the "go to" individual for an organizations meeting planner, hotel, supplier as well as for any attendee need.


NAME: John Lawn

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Editor-in-Chief/ Associate Publisher

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1300 East 9th St Cleveland OH

PHONE: 216-931-9620

EMAIL: johnlawn@penton.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
___X__ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
___X__ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
___X__ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
____ Other__________________________________________________ 


Matthew Mikola

NAME: Matthew Mikola

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Area Director, Wholesome Burger (Five Guys)

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 653 E. Main St, Kent, OH 44240

PHONE: 330-524-8133

EMAIL: mikola@wholesomeburger.com

___X__ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
____ Other__________________________________________________ 

Matthew Mikola, since 2009 has been the Area Director at Wholesome Burger (Five Guys). Prior to his current position, Mr. Mikola served as a General Manager for Bob Evans from 2001-2006. From 2006-2009 Mr. Mikola held the position of Executive Chef at Champps Americana. 


Anthony Minelli

NAME: Tony Minelli

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Director of Food Service-IX Center

BUSINESS ADDRESS: One I-X Center Drive  Cleveland, OH 44135

PHONE: 216-265-2572

EMAIL: tminelli@ixcenter.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
__X__ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________

As Foodservice Director of International Exposition Center, I have the opportunity to lead a team of culinary professionals responsible for providing all food, beverage and catering operations for a multi-faceted Convention, Meeting and Special Event center in Cleveland, Ohio.

My experience in the Hospitality Industry has provided me with a consistent track record of providing vision and leadership to achieve outstanding growth and customer satisfaction through expertise in the following areas:  Concessions, Specialty Catering, Convention Centers, Higher Education, Sports and Entertainment, Zoos, Museums and Racetracks.



NAME: Nick Moeller

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: General Manager Akron/Fairlawn Hampton Inn

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 80 Springside Drive, Akron, OH 44333

PHONE: 330-666-7361

EMAIL: Akronhi@tharaldson.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
____ Other__________________________________________________ 

Nick Moeller graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management in December 2006. Began hospitality career as the Operations Manager for a Courtyard by Marriott in December 2006 working for Tharaldson Lodging. In September of 2007 took a position as a traveling Property Support Manager with Tharaldson Lodging for various brands including: Hampton Inn by Hilton, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott and Country Inn & Suites. In July of 2008 took a position as the Front Office Manager for Homewood Suites by Hilton with Buffalo Lodging. Returned to Tharaldson Lodging as the General Manager for the Hampton Inn in Akron, OH in July of 2009.


Stacey Renszel Owen

NAME: Stacey Owens

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Director of Food and Beverage Greystone Hall

John S. Knight Center

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 77 E. Mill Street Akron, Ohio  44308

PHONE: 330-374-8905

EMAIL: sosotcc@yahoo.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
__X__ Other -Banquet Facility and Theater______________________________________

I have had the privilege of being a hospitality leader for 15 years. Within that timeframe I have been a General Manager for 5 private clubs and have earned the Certified Club Manager designation. I currently hold the position of Director of food and beverage service for The Greystone in downtown Akron, a theater and banquet facility, owned by the city of Akron and the John S. Knight Convention Center in Akron.

I have been a member of KSU Hospitality Board for 6 years and was the Manager Liaison for the CMAA student group at KSU for 4 years.  I have served on the Greater Cleveland Chapter of Club Managers for 3 years.  I have been a guest lecturer for KSU Hospitality program and have published articles for Ohio Turf  Magazine.  I was involved in the KSU mentorship program a year and a half ago.


Matt Radicelli

NAME: Matt Radicelli

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Founder/Owner Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 7809 First Place Oakwood Village, OH 44146

PHONE: 440.232.7625

EMAIL: Matt.radicelli@rthgroup.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
__X__ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________

Matt Radicelli is the founder and owner of Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc, a full-service event production company located in Oakwood Village Ohio.  Rock The House produces events of all types; from private birthday parties and weddings to corporate fundraisers. We stand out in our region due to our ability to work as a turn-key solution to anyone planning an event and also our professionalism and customer service.  We pride ourselves in becoming know as one of the best event production companies in the area.  In utilizing music, atmospheric lighting, interactive activities and other forms of extra entertainment, Rock The House produces fun and custom events for people of all ages. 


NAME: Maggie Raffel

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION:

BUSINESS ADDRESS:

PHONE:

EMAIL: maggie@raffelscatering.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
___X__ Other  ____Catering__________________________________


Gerard Ramella

NAME: Gerry Ramella

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Owner Cleveland Menu Printing

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1441 E. 17 th Street Cleveland, Ohio 44114

PHONE: 216-241-5256

EMAIL: Gerryr@clevelandmenu.com

__X__ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other  ______________________________________

Cleveland Menu Printing is a full service graphic design and printing firm, established in 1930, providing menus for Restaurants, Hotels, Casinos and Clubs throughout the United States. We ship menus throughout the US as well as to the Caribbean and Mexico. This is a family run business that my father started in 1930 that currently my brother Tom and I are running. I have been actively involved with the business since 1978 and work in sales and the financial operation of the firm.


NAME: Raji Sankar

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Wholesome Burger (Five Guys)

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 653 E. Main St, Kent, OH 44240

PHONE: 330-524-8133

EMAIL: raji.sankar@mac.com

__X__ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________


Elena RoszKowski

NAME: Elena Roszkowski

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Front Office Manager

BUSINESS ADDRESS:

PHONE:

EMAIL: Elena.Roszkowski@hilton.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________

I got my foot in the door through housekeeping.  The summer after my first year in college I started cleaning rooms at the Fairfield Inn and TownePlace Suite by Marriott in Streetsboro.  When the fall semester started I moved to the front desk at these hotels.  I worked at these for a couple years.  I met Roger Greene of the Hilton Garden Inn Twinsburg through one of the Hospitality class and shortly after that I started working as a Guest Service Agent at the HGI Twinsburg.  I worked there for about a year and about a month before I graduated the front office manager left the company.  After interviewing for the position I was promoted.  I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management from Kent State in December of 2008.   I've held the title of Front Office Manager for almost two years now.


NAME: Bill Shea

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: General Manager, Fairlawn Country Club

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 200 N. Wheaton Rd, Akron, OH 44313

PHONE: 330-836-5541

EMAIL: wshea@fairlawncountryclub.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
_____ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
__X__ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
_____ Foodservice & Hospitality Media
_____ Other__________________________________________________

Bill Shea has more than 20 years experience in the private club industry. He has spent the past 10 years as the General Manager of the Fairlawn Country Club. In the past he has served as the President of Private Club Managers, Cleveland chapter. He is currently the managing direct at the Fairlawn Country Club. In 2000, he became a certified Club Manager. Mr. Shea also has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, in consumer sales and hotels. 


NAME: Rajesh M Shendge

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Chief Operating Officer, SAP Hotels LLC.

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1575 N Sandusky Avenue, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820

PHONE: 614-745-5660

EMAIL: Rajesh.Shendge@SAPhotels.com

_____ Restaurant & Night Club
_____ Foodservice Management (e.g. School, contract food, corporal dining, sport venue)
_____ Food Distribution and Sales
__X__ Hotel, Resort, & other related Accommodations
_____ Private Club
_____ Event and Convention
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A Cofounder of SAP Hotels, Raj oversees the operational support and leadership for the companies' management portfolio.

Raj has an extensive background in all areas of hotel operations, franchise relations, deployment and a proven track record of delivering a positive ROI for the owners and investors of SAP managed properties. Raj has over 20 years experience of leading and managing operations for large and complex portfolios of nationally branded hotels and has held numerous key leadership positions in various aspects of hotel operations throughout his career.

Raj received his M.B.A. in Business Administration from Mumbai University, India and a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Delhi University of India and Atlanta, GA.

Raj serves on the board of directors for the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association (OH&LA). In addition, Raj serves on the 2010 American Hotel & Lodging Associations national committee for Small and/or Independent Property Advisory Council (SIPAC) and the Council of Inns & Suites.

Raj's experience, passion and talent for the industry have made him a huge asset to the Ohio Lodging community. Raj has been invited to be a guest speaker at the 2010 OH&LA Annual Conference & Gala and has been requested by Kent State University to be a guest speaker to their hospitality graduate students. Raj has written articles on "Cost Control" and "Flow Through" that have been published nationally in AAHOA Lodging Business Magazine and Raj is a frequent article contributor to the OH&LA e-newsletters and OhioLodging magazine.


Dan Smith

NAME: Daniel P. Smith

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: VP of Food & Beverage - Cleveland Indians

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2401 Ontario Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

PHONE: 216-420-4470

EMAIL: dsmith@indians.com

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_X___ Event and Convention
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NAME: Connie Steinwart

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Director of Sales, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 3750 Orange Place, Beachwood, OH 44122

PHONE: Office: 216-450-3015  Cell: 330-819-7119

EMAIL: csteinwart@concordhotels.com

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NAME: Robert Trammell

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: General Manager-Sheraton Akron

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1989 Front Street Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221

PHONE: 330-920-7545

EMAIL: rtrammell@sheratonakron.com

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Robert is currently the General Manager of the award winning Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls.  He began his career in the hospitality business as a server in a fine dining room of a hotel in Austin Texas while attending the University of Texas as a Business/Pre-law student.  Robert then attended the University of Las Vegas in order to pursue a career in hospitality.  His career progressed in the food and beverage discipline at several hotels before becoming the General Manager of a resort property in Texas.  He has worked in Texas, Florida, Missouri and Ohio in the capacity of General Manager and Regional Director of Operations for several brands of hotels.



Ned Welc

NAME: Ned Welc

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: General Manager/COO-The Mayfield Sandridge Club

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 1545 Sheridan Rd. South Euclid, OH 44121

PHONE: 440-796-7922 or 216-381- 0826

EMAIL: nwelc@mayfieldsandridge.com

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_____ Food Distribution and Sales
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I Graduated from the University of Akron with a Business Degree and The University of Cincinnati with a Master's Degree in Education.

I have been a private club manager in Ohio and Florida for 29 years. I am currently the President of the CMAA Cleveland Chapter, the Club Managment Instructor at Kent State University, the President of the Kent State University Hospitality School Business Advisory Board.


Monica Zelis

NAME: Monica Zelis

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL POSITION: Director of Membership, Cleveland Skating Club

BUSINESS ADDRESS: 2500 Kemper Rd, Shaker Hts., OH 44120

PHONE:

EMAIL: mzelis@clevelandskatingclub.org

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As Director of Membership, Monica is responsible for working with the Club's Membership Committee in developing and implementing programs that will enhance the overall health of the Club with emphasis on membership attraction and retention.  She has been Director of Membership at the Cleveland Skating Club for the past12 years, and previously served as executive director of a city club. Having been a member of several private clubs, she is able to see the club experience from both sides.

Monica is the Founding President of the Greater Cleveland PCMA Chapter and in 2008 received the MCMP and is recognized asthe first person to attain the PCMA Master Club Marketing Professional. She received a Bachelors and MBA from Cleveland State University.