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Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of exceptional leaders in the culinary, hospitality and sport industries who are committed to advancing the Center for Food and Hospitality Management. Members provide strategic input regarding the center’s mission, goals, and initiatives, share insights regarding industry trends and developments, and promote the center within the business community.

Advisory Board Members:

Sally Bellet, President, Stein/Bellet Foundation and Drexel University Trustee

Jeff Benjamin, COO, Vetri Family of Restaurants

Scott Braunschweig, President, The Artisan’s Cellar

James Cuorato, President and CEO, Independence Visitor Center

Harris Cutler, President, Race West

Tara Gorman, Partner, Perkins Coie, LLP

Victoria Grant, Program Director, C-CAP Philadelphia Region

Ed Grose, President, Alta Management Services and Executive Director, Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association

Tim Kane, Senior Director, National Basketball Association (NBA)

Rob Keddie, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Garces Group

Larry Korman, Co-CEO, Korman communities and President, AKA hotel residences

Bill Mignucci, Jr, President and CEO, Di Bruno Bros.

Laura McAllister Cox, Esq,  Vice President of Regulatory Compliance, Rush Street Gaming, LLC

Larry Needle, Executive Director, Philadelphia Sports Congress

Stephen Olitsky, President and CEO, Lifestyle Wealth Management, LLC; Olitsky Family Foundation

Aleni Pappas, Former National Accounts Manager, Clement Pappas Company, Inc.

Alyce Parker, Principal, Alyce Parker & Associates 

Woody Rosenbach, Senior Vice President/Managing Director, Kantar Retail Consultants

Nancy Rutter Clark, Founder, Octavia Foundation and Chairwoman, Cook for Your Life!

Alan Segel, Chef/owner, Wishbone Restaurant

Stuart Schulman, EdD, Professor of Management at Baruch College of CUNY

Michael Sheehey, Executive Vice President of Business Development, Comcast-Spectacor

Jim Werner, Director of Partnerships, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Ellen Yin, Co-owner, Fork Restaurant and High Street on Market