ISHSTM Advisory Board

To enhance its ability to educate students to become productive professional managers, the School utilizes its Board of Advisors composed of alumni and other industry representatives. The advisory board members provide guidance in the areas of curriculum development and industry research. They also mentor and connect students to internship and career placement opportunities.

International School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Advisory Board Members (Hospitality)


  • Anthony Catanoso, President & Owner -Steel Pier Associates, LLC
  • Joseph Cozza, Consultant and former Catering Sales Leader – Marriott International
  • James Dale, Senior Director of Catering formerly Grand Hyatt New York
  • James Earley, General Manager -Element Harrison-Newark
  • Simone Harper, District Manager -Aramark
  • David Keys, Regional Vice President of Sales & Marketing – East Hilton Hotels
  • Rosemary Trinkle-Baran, Organizational Development Consultant -New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Peter Gennario, Vice President, Corporate Services and Real Estate – Event Management Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Michelle Mitterer, Director of Sales & Marketing -Natirar
  • Albert Costantini, General Manager -Canoe Brook Country Club
  • Chris Walsh, Managing Partner -River Horse Brewing Company

Vancouver Advisory Board Members


  • Andrea Hinck, Manager Industry Training – Go2Hr
  • Jeff Guignard, Executive Director – Alliance of Beverage Licensees, ABLE BC
  • Richard Porges, Vice President of Corporate Development – Destination British Columbia
  • Laura Plant, Tourism Industry Association of British Columbia (TIABC) Manager
  • Shannon Gu, General Manager – Hotel Blu
  • Brent O’Connor, Director of Sales – Glowbal Restaurant Group
  • Chandrahaas Pathak, Director – XCCL Hospitality Management Ltd.
  • Don Robinson, President – The DonSolutions, and former food and beverage manager River Rock Casino
  • Susan Tomihiro, Product Director – Fresh Tracks Canada – Personalized vacations Canada