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Oklahoma State University
School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

Spears School of Business at 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.


Bill Biard
Hammett House
Claremore, OK

Vice President

Paige Shepherd
Director of Corporate Development and Tourism 

Chickasaw Nation
Oklahoma City, OK


David North
General Manager
Flint Hills National Golf Club 
Andover, KS

Board Members

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

Jim L. Barnard, CHA
Persimmon Ridge
Stillwater, OK

Toni Brinker
Dallas, TX

Charles Davis
Charles T Davis & Associates
Edmond, OK

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

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

Gary Goldman
Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
Oklahoma City, OK

Mike Hamblin
Red River Tea
Argyle, TX

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

Joseph Khairallah

Mark Kreul
Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Alex Kroblin
Thirst Wine Merchants
Oklahoma City, OK


Ellis Langston
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Joe Martin
Stillwater Hospitality LLC
Stillwater, OK

Peter McMahon
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Ban Nguyen
Jimmy’s Egg
Oklahoma City, OK

Pete Patel
President & CEO
Promise Hotels
Tulsa, OK

Bill Ricks
Vice President, Retail
Oklahoma City, OK

Joe Sebestyen
Marcus Hotels and Resorts
Milwaukee, WI

Beth Stephens
Recruiting Director
Pappas Restaurants
Dallas, TX

Robert Williams
Stan Clark Companies
Stillwater, OK

James Young