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2017-18 Department Advisory Council Members

2017-18 Department Advisory Council Member Roster

Experience Industry Management Department has welcomed five new Advisory Council members since fall 2016. The Advisory Council Comprises industry professionals who lend support and guidance to the Experience Industry Management Department, faculty, and students in an effort to prepare students for their future careers.

The Experience Industry Management Advisory Council and the department faculty aim to maintain the excellence of the recreation, parks, and tourism administration program through the traditional and honored Learn by Doing method.

Advisory Council members serve as a valuable link between the department and its stakeholders by providing counsel, aiding in the formulation and promotion of the goals and objectives of the program, supporting faculty in their unique roles in educating the future leaders of experience industry management, and helping seek public and private support.

Membership to the Advisory Council comes through invitations made by Andrew Thulin, dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences, on behalf of President Jeffrey D. Armstrong, based on nominations fromt he Experience Industry Management Department head. Members serve for a three-year term and may be re-appointed.

These new advisory council members join an outstanding and dedicated council that care deeply about the future of Cal Poly and the Experience Industry Management Department. New members are: 

James Flagg, president, Ocean Park Hotels Inc.
Lindsey Hayford, director, Buisness Operations at A23Advisors
Amber Karson, owner, Karson Butler Events
Lori Keller, vice president of Strategy & Marketing Martin Resorts
Wyatt Mello, executive vice president, Laral Group

Full listing of 2017-18 Experience Industry Management Department Advisory Council Members here >>

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