Department of Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management

Dept Advisory Board

Mr. Robert Ashby
Owner
Ashby Management Company, Inc.

 

Mr. L. Edwin Brown
International Ambassador
American Culinary Federation

 

Dr. Marvin J. Cetron
President
Forecasting International, LTD.

 

Mr. John C. Cini
Chairman Emeritus
Cini-Little International, Inc.

 

Ms. Julie Coker
Senior Vice President
Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau



Mireille S. Cottle
Area Director, Eastern Region
Marriott International


Dr. Alexander R. Doberenz
Dean and Professor Emeritus
University of Delaware

 

Lewis Fader
Vice Presidential Operations -- Eastern US & Canada
InterConitnental Hotels & Resorts



George Fiorile
Vice President & General Manager Hotel Operations
Dover Downs Hotel and Casino



Mr. Skip Fox
President
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar

 

Mr. Plato Ghinos
President
Shaner Hospitality Solutions

 

Mr. Robert Grimes
Chairman
ConStrata Technology Consulting



Jean Leahy Jakoby
VP Sales Recreation and Retail
PepsiCo Foodservice



Mr. Edgar L. Jaramillo-Vasconez
Talent Acquisition Partner
Darden Restaurants

Dr. Sheryl Kline
Chair
Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management

 

Mr. Reas Kondraschow
CEO, Founding Partner
3R Hospitality Partners, LLC

 

Mr. Frederick Lankford
Senior Vice President, Distribution Services
Sysco Corporation

 

Mr. Jerry Leeman
CEO
Perk Dynamics, Inc.
jleeman@perkdynamics.com

Mr. Mark Lomanno
Industry Executive

 

Mr. Joseph A. McInerney
President & CEO
American Hotel & Lodging Association

 

Mrs. Michele Metrinko Rollins
Chairman
Rollins Jamaica, Ltd.

 

Mr. Gary Price
President
Corner Baker Cafe 

Mr. Thomas Ruff, CHA
Senior Vice President
The Biltmore Compan

 

Mr. John J. Russell
Campus Brands

 

Mr. Amar T. Tailor
General Manager
Garrison's Lake Wine & Spirits

 

Mr. Xavier Teixido, FMP
President
Harry's Hospitality Group



John Timmerman
Vice President, Global Guest Experience & Room Operations
Marriott International, Inc.



Mr. Frederick M. Tibbitts, Jr.
President & CEO
Fred Tibbitts & Associates, Inc.

 

Mr. Ralph O. Williams
Chairman Emeritus
HRIM Advisory Board

 

Prof. Paul E. Wise, CHA
Chair & Professor Emeritus
University of Delaware

 

Governor Dale E. Wolf
Former Governor
State of Delaware
 

 

Advisory Board Emeritus

 

Mr. Bill Allen, Outback

Mr. Walter Conti, Restaurateur

Mr. Wallace Doolin, President & CEO, Buca Inc.

Mr. David E. HollowellUniversity of Delaware
Executive Vice President and University Treasurer Emeritus

Mr. Albert Niggli
Executive Representative of the Board of Directors
Swiss School (SSTH)
Arabella Schweiz AG

Mr. Lance Shaner, Shaner Hotels

Mrs. Kathleen Smith,The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Senior VP of Human Resources

Mr. Steven Rudnitsky, Dolce Hotels and Resorts
President and CEO

Mr. Rod Stoner(retired) The Greenbrier

Onno Poortier, Hotel Leela Venture Ltd.

 

 

 

 

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

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