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Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of hospitality professionals who serve as advisors to the Hospitality and Tourism Management program and faculty. The members of the Advisory Council come from a variety of sectors within the dynamic hospitality industry. Focusing on program improvements, developing experiential learning opportunities, and promoting close cooperation among the community, they support the Hospitality and Tourism Program on a wide range of activities involving students, faculty and alumni.

Dina Barmasse-Gray

 Senior Vice President of Human Resources, The Cheesecake Factory

Jim Cathcart

 Director of People & Culture, Four Seasons Hotel, Westlake Village

Heidi Creed

 Vice President of Sales, Marketing & Client Experience, Town & Country Travel

Victor Dollar

 Director of Sales & Marketing and General Manager, Brighton Management

Christy Douglass

 Hospitality Program Lead, CTE Faculty Liaison, Moorpark College

Rand Ferris

 C-level Executive and Leader, former COO, CaliBurger (ret.)

Marc Francois

 Vice President of Development, Sea Glass Hospitality Partners

Yuliana Gonzalez

 Executive Director, Camarillo Hotel & Tourism Association

Alicia Harshfield

 Executive Director, California Restaurant Association Foundation

Adam Haverstock

 Director of Government Affairs and Tourism, Greater Conejo Valley Chamber

Tom Holt

 Chief Executive Officer, Urbane Cafe

Kristin Karst

 Executive Vice President and Co-Owner, AmaWaterways

Rick Lemmo

 Senior Vice President, Caruso Affiliated

Steven Ortmann

 General Manager, Thousand Oaks Palm Garden Hotel

Rudi Schreiner

 Co-founder, AmaWaterways

Warren E. Spieker

 Managing Partner, Continuing Life LLC.

Brian Tucker

 Executive Director, Ventura County Lodging Association

Felix Wang

 General Manager, Best Western Thousand Oaks

Josie Williams

 General Manager, Residence Inn by Marriott-Camarillo

Kennon Wolff

 Director of Service Excellence, Ojai Valley Inn