Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

RHTM Advisory Board

RHTM’s Advisory Board members are dedicated industry partners here to help students excel to the highest level in their expertise area. The board members work to enhance the quality of the RHTM department by expanding educational opportunities, dedicating time and energy to provide feedback as well as financial support to our students, and by contributing different ideas and strategies to our students and department each year. Each board member devotes personal time and provides talent and monetary commitment at an appropriate level based on their capabilities.
 Advisory Board Members
Martha Axford
Owner
ABC Design and Consulting
Terrie Baird
Store Team Leader
Target Stores
Sean Brobston
Store and Space Planning
Tractor Supply Company
Donna Buchanan
Regional Vice President
Macy’s Cleveland District Offices
Donna Burns
Chief Service Officer
Jewelry Television
Sharon Carpenter
National Sales Manager
Ariat International, Inc.
Marilyn Caruso
Customs Operations Manager
Sears Holdings Corporation
President
Destination by Direction, INC.
Paula Clancy
Owner
Nouveau Classics
Mike Connor
President
Connor Concepts
Jed Dance
Owner
Bacon and Company
Tom Dorer
Regional Vice President
Aramark Campus Services
Stan Eichelbaum
President
Marketing Development, Inc.
Jim Fein
Director, Event Planning and Operations
New Orleans Downtown
Marriott at the Convention Center
Tom Gaddis
Director of Hospitality Program
Pellissippi State Community College
Robert Gibbs
Director
Conferences-Continuing Education, University of Tennessee
Doug Hamburger
District Manager (Retired)
Walgreens
Horace Hamilton
Vice President of Merchandising (Retired)
Kroger
Lisa Healy
President
Sysco Knoxville
Janis Holifield
Customer Service Research
Talbot’s Call Center
Ron Houser
Market Partner
Texas Roadhouse
Warren Jahn
Director, Revenue Systems Training/Learning & Delivery
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG)
David Kent
Director
University Center Book and Supply Store
Brian Keyes
Vice President
Connor Concepts
Laurie King
VP of Operations for Nashville Division of
Kroger
Ken Knight
General Manager
Crowne Plaza
Alden Kooken
District Team Leader
Target
Brian Lee
General Manager
Blackberry Farms
Heath Lowe
Store Manager
Walgreens
Steve May
Director of Lynchburg Homeplace
Jack Daniel Distillery
Candi Norwood
Business, Marketing & Finance Consultant
TN Department of Education
Scott Pejsa
Regional Vice President, Operations
McKibbon Hotel Management
Max Piet
Senior Vice President Operations
The Meatball Shop
Mark Romano
Regional Vice President
Pilot Travel Centers
Timothy Romero
Regional Vice President
Enterprise Holdings
East Tennessee Regional Office
 David Rookstool
Owner
First Choice Testing Centers
April Seggebruch
EVP Operations & Finance
MOVISTA
Brent Scarbro
General Manager
LeMeridien Tampa
Craig Sheilds
Vice President eCommerce
Jewelry Television
Boyce Smith
Store Manager
Walmart SuperCenter
Charles Starks
Executive Director
Nashville Convention Center
Janice Taylor
Owner
Mind Heart Wisdom Group
Karl Thomas
Owner, Greater Tennessee
Pinpoint HD Media
J.T. Thome
Chief Operating Officer
Cellular Sales
Jill Thompson
Executive Director
Greater Knoxville Hospitality Association
Dennis Tumlin
Executive Director
Rhea Economic and Tourism Council Inc.
John Whisenant
Executive Director
TN Tourism Roundtable
Susan Whitaker
Consultant
TN Department of Tourist Development
Blaine Wilcox
Store Manager
Belk Department Store

 


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