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

Advisory Board

Peter Anderson*
Hospitality Management Program

Lee Blecher
Hospitality Management Program, Director

Anthony Chen
Hilton Hotels

Gina Christian
Preferred Marketing Group

Dominique Davidson
Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

Rob Diliema
BJ’s Restaurants Foundation

Melissa Devan
49er Shops - CSULB

James Eiler
Kaiser, Swindells & Eiler

Tom Fountain
Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Libby Gustin
Hospitality Management Program

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

Stacey Veden
Marriott International, Inc.

Ronnie Yeh
Hospitality Foodservice & Hotel Management

Kyle Simpson
Roys Restaurant


Ken Millar
College of Health & Human Services - CSULB

Alexandria Ramos
Student President
Hospitality Management Association (student club)

Wendy Reiboldt
Department Chair
Family & Consumer Sciences – CSULB

Tyson Reyes
Director of Development
College of Health & Human Services – CSULB


* = Executive Committee
** = Chairman of the Board