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Oklahoma State University

Board of Advisors

Board of Advisors 

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Board of Advisors is a self-governed board responsible for planning and implementing activities in cooperation with faculty, staff and students in the School. The elected officers and committee chairs foster collaboration between the School, alumni and industry partners to:

  • Enhance Outreach and Engagement efforts by fulfilling a crucial role on behalf of HRAD by serving as informed internal and external advocates for students, faculty and staff.
  • Contribute to Student Success by providing knowledge and skills that enhance the curriculum and enriches the classroom experience.
  • Increase Stewardship and Development activities by facilitating relationships with alumni and external partners as a means to raise awareness of and stewardship for the advancement of OSU and HRAD.


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

Vice President

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


David North
Flint Hills National Golf Club
General Manager

Andover, KS

Board Members

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

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

Bill Biard
Hammett House
Claremore, Okla.

Toni Brinker
Dallas, Texas

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

Charles Davis
Charles T Davis & Associates
Edmond, Okla.

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

Gary Goldman
Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Mike Hamblin
CTI Foods
VP Business Development
Saginaw, Texas

Jim Hopper
Oklahoma Restaurant Association
Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association
President & CEO
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Mark Kreul
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Alex Kroblin
Thirst Wine Merchants
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Ellis Langston (retired)
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Joe Martin
Stillwater Hospitality LLC
Stillwater, Okla.

Peter McMahon
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
General Manager
Atlanta, Ga.

Ban Nguyen
Jimmy’s Egg
Oklahoma City, Okla.

Pete Patel
Promise Hotels
President & CEO
Tulsa, Okla.

Bill Ricks
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.