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California State University, Long Beach
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

Advisory Board

Peter Anderson*
Anderson and Associates Hospitality and Spa Consulting

Lee Blecher
Hospitality Management Program, Director

Anthony Chen
Hilton Hotels

Gina Christian
Preferred Marketing Group

Don Kempt
US Foods

Dominique Davidson Olson
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Rob Diliema
BJ’s Restaurants Foundation

Melissa Devan
49er Shops - CSULB

James Eiler
Kaiser, Swindells & Eiler

James Kuval
College of Health and Human Services

Tom Fountain
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Libby Gustin
Hospitality Management Program

Michael Manning

Craig Hofman
Hofman Hospitality Group

Sharon Johnson
Creative Cuisine Concepts

Mike Learakos
TMJ, Inc./Katella Family Grill

Kurt Luebke
Young’s Market Company

Verne Lusby**
Freshpoint Produce

Bart McPhail*
Daily Grill

Nicole O’Rourke
Southern California Gas Company

Don Penrod
49er Shops, CSULB

Jerry Prendergast*
Prendergast & Associates

Steven Price
Lazy Dog Café

Andre Saldivar
Southern California Edison

Gene Sugita
Serenity Hotel Group

Brad Synder
Marriott International (Retired)

Stacey Veden
Marriott International, Inc.

Ronnie Yeh
Hospitality Management Program

Susan Zhong
Hospitality Management Program

Kyle Simpson
Vine RestauranT

Gary Maggetti
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S.


Jessica Tan
Student President
Hospitality Management Association (student club)

Wendy Reiboldt
Department Chair
Family & Consumer Sciences – CSULB

* = Executive Committee
** = Chairman of the Board