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



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