Department of Hospitality Business Management

Hospitality is a dynamic, global and ever-expanding industry. Our programs cover not only the dominant areas of hospitality operations – hotels, restaurants and events – but also hospitality business analytics, sport management and healthcare management.

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Academic Programs

Undergraduate

Graduate


Hospitality Leadership Advisory Board
Chair: Michele Metrinko-Rollins
Chairman
Rollins Jamaica, Ltd.
Robert Ashby ’77
President/Owner
Ashby Hospitality Group
Robert Buccini
Co-Founder and Co-President
Buccini/Pollin Group
Mireille Cottle
Vice President Human Resources – Talent Management
Marriott International – The Americas
Jim Donofrio
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
NBC Sports
Lewis Fader
Retired, Past Senior Vice President Operations, Eastern US & Canada
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts
Allan Fernandes ’92
Vice President – Global Safety & Risk Control
Aramark
Skip Fox
Retired-past President
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Michael Gershenfeld
President
Sysco Eastern Maryland, LLC
Plato Ghinos
President
Shaner Hotel Group
Robert Gilbert
President and CEO
HSMAI
Robert Grimes
Chairman & CEO
Constrata Tech Consulting
Michael Hartmann
Managing Director
Swiss School of Tourism and Hospitality
Jean Leahy Jakoby
VP Global Sales
Pepsi Co Foodservice
Paula Kelly ’92
General Manager
Merion Golf Club
Ulrike Kuhnhenn
Academic Dean
Swiss School of Tourism & Hospitality
David Lasus ’03
Chief Operating Officer
Insomnia Cookies
Lisa Murray
Executive Vice President
Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon
Gary Price
Executive Vice President, Operations
Love’s Travel Stops
Xavier Teixido ’03
President
Harry’s Hospitality Group