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As part of the Global Hospitality Leadership course, this executive mentor program aims to enrich HTM student advising by engaging current executive and leaders as mentors for high performing HTM junior and seniors. Mentoring focuses on career preparation and development in the hospitality and tourism industry, industry trends and other industry-based, non-academic issues. Becoming a mentor is voluntary. Mentors are recruited from the HTM Board, HTM Alumni, and other influential hospitality and tourism professionals. Continuation of the mentor-mentee relationship beyond the course and semester is completely up to the election of both parties.


  • To assist students in preparing for upcoming industry careers
  • To help students understand current industry issues and trends in leadership
  • To engage industry leaders and executives in educating HTM students
  • To strengthen the collaborative relationship between HTM and industry
  • To build strong HTM alumni relations

Executive Mentors

Arie Ball

Don Bowen
Dir. Of Table Games
Mohegan Sun

Tim Brett
Area Managing Director
Pyramid Hotel Group

Mary Carhart

Denise Coll
Independent Trustee
Lasalle Hotel Properties & Enlivant

Lauren Coughlin
Marketing Coordinator
American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Jon Crellin ‘87
Area Managing Director
Boston Park Plaza

Denise Durgin
Sr. Director of Sales
Host Hotels

Brant Fahle
HR Director
99 Restaurants

Ronisha Goodwin
Recruiting Manager
N America Operations, Hyatt

Micheline Forget
Area Catering Sales Leader, New England
Marriott International

Mike Harrison
Regional Vice President
Sage Hospitality

David Heath
Heath & Company - Hospitality Advisors

Erez Jontef
VP, Rev Management
Northwood Hospitality LLC

Lindsay Klose
Sales Executive
Ocean House, Rhode Island

Matt Lambert
The Country Club at Mirasol

Bob Luz
Massachusetts Restaurant Association

David Marconi
Mgr, Strategic Sourcing
Wyndham Worldwide

Lisa Mayer
Manager, Corporate Events
The Madison Square Garden Company

Kate Mcmahon
Event Manager

Julian Miller
General Manager
Hotel Eventi

Fred Mitzner
VP of Global Accounts

Greg Moore
Convention Sales Mgr
Mohegan Sun

Michelle Robinson
Dir. of Talent Acquisition

Cory Rosenberg
NYC & Co., Convention/Tourism Board of
New York

Steve Sasso
General Manager
The London Hotel

Russell Savrann
Sandman Savrann PLLC

Brian Smith
Rooms Executive
Grand Hyatt Denver

Laurie Stroll '83
Newport Hospitality, Inc., a DMC Network

Jorge Tito
W Hotel Times Square

Sean Welch
Regional Manager
Hampshire Hospitality Group

Victoria Vega
VP, Operations, Business Dining
Unidine Corporation

Gwen P. Weisberg, ESQ. ‘80
Donovan Hatem, LLP