ISHTM Advisory Board

To enhance its ability to educate students to become productive professional managers, the School utilizes its Board of Industry Advisers composed of alumni and other industry representatives. This group provides guidance in the areas of curriculum development, industry research, student mentoring, as well as internship and career placement assistance. The Board includes:


Rosemary Trinkle-Baran – Alumna
Organizational Dev. Consultant
New York Presbyterian Hospital

Rajiv Bhatia-Alumnus

Fairbridge Hotels

Anthony Catanoso - Alumnus
President & Owner
Steel Pier Associates,

Tramaine C. Cooper - Alumnus
Manager Hotel Openings
Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Albert Costantini
General Manager
Canoe Brook Country Club

Joseph V. Cozza - Alumnus
Catering Sales Director
Marriott Internatio

Jim Dale Alumnus
Director of Food & Beverage
Grand Hyatt New York

Marsha Diamond
President of M. Diamond, LLC
Food Service/Hospitality
Business Dev. Advisor

Paul Dillon
Associate Dean
Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Hudson County Community College

Chris Droussiotis - Alumnus
VP/Senior Client Executive
Loan Market Group
Sumitomo Mitsui Bank Corp

James Earley - Alumnus
General Manager
Element by Westin

David Froelke
Senior Vice President
Related, NYC

Peter Gennario - Alumnus
VP Corp Services & Real Estate
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Simone Harper - Alumna
District Manager

Ron Kapon
Wine Educator

David Keys - Alumnus
Regional VP of Northeast
Sales and Marketing
Hilton Hotels Corporation

Peter M. Kressaty - Alumnus
Vice President
Hospitality Partners at
Forbes Travel

Marilyn McHugh - Alumna
Vice President - Global Events
Questex Media, LLC

Michelle Mitterer - Alumna
Director of Catering & Events
Hilton Short Hills

Nicole Mozeliak - Alumna
Regional Vice President

David Schutzenhofer
General Manager
Trump National Golf Club

George Staikos
President, Topshelf
National Sales Manager
Ramey Wine

Kenneth Vehrkens - Alumnus
Dean (Retired) Petrocelli College
Fairleigh Dickinson University

Chris Walsh
Managing Partner
National Sales Manager
River Horse Brewing Company