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The HTM Advisory Board fulfills a crucial role by serving as informed internal and external advocates for students, faculty and staff. The HTM Advisory Board provides knowledge and skills that enhance the curriculum and enrich the classroom experience as well as facilitates relationships with alumni and external partners as a means to raise awareness of, and stewardship for, the advancement of HTM.
Student talking with Hilton Hotels about job opportunities

Board of advisors

Paige Shepherd
President
Chickasaw Nation
Director of Corporate Development and Tourism
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Rebecca Eastham
Vice President
Meridian Technology Center
Director, Business & Industry Services
Stillwater, Okla.

David North
Secretary-Treasurer

Flint Hills National Golf Club
General Manager
Andover, Kans.

Board members

Keith Ashburn
12 Oaks Senior Living
Chief Operating Officer
Dallas, Texas

Jim L. Barnard, CHA
Persimmon Ridge
CEO
Stillwater, Okla.

Bill Biard
Hammett House
Owner
Claremore, Okla.

Toni Brinker
Dallas, Texas

Lee Cockerell
Disney World Resort
Executive Vice President (retired)
Orlando, Fla.

Charles Davis
Charles T Davis & Associates
President
Edmond, Okla.

David Egan
Cattlemen’s Steakhouse, Inc.
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Tom Gilliland
Marriott International
Bethesda, MD

Gary Goldman
Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Mike Hamblin
CTI Foods
VP Business Development
Saginaw, Texas

Mark Kreul
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Alex Kroblin
Thirst Wine Merchants
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Ellis Langston (retired)
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Joe Martin
Stillwater Hospitality LLC
Owner/Operator
Stillwater, Okla.

Peter McMahon
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
General Manager
Atlanta, Ga.

Ban Nguyen
Jimmy’s Egg
Owner/Operator
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pete Patel
Promise Hotels
President & CEO
Tulsa, Okla.

Bill Ricks
Braum’s
Vice President, Retail
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Joe Sebestyen
Kam Sang Co. Inc.
Vice President
Arcadia, Calif.

Beth Stephens
Pappas Restaurants
Recruiting Director
Dallas, Texas

Robert Williams
Stan Clark Companies
Stillwater, Okla.

Advisory Board Associate Members

Wade Beard
Factor 110 
Oklahoma City, OK

Sarah Drescher
Advanced-Online, a Follett Company 

Coppell, TX

Leslie Johnson 
Coury Hospitality 
Oklahoma City, OK

Bradley LombardoStillwater Residence Inn by MarriottStillwater, OK

Jared Morrow
Hilton RMCC 
Addison, TX

Maci Slater
Best Western Weatherford, OK

Stillwater, OK

Danielle Wright 
New Century Hotels 
Oklahoma City, OK

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