The HRTM program advisory board is a group of 15 industry experts who provide a connection and ongoing exchange of information, ideas and collaboration between program faculty, staff and students. Each of these members was selected for their expertise and commitment to the success of the UNL Hospitality, Restaurant and Tourism Management program and its students. Some of the duties and requirements of the board include, but are not excluded to, attending all board meetings; being informed about student curriculum, services and supports, and activities; assisting in funding allocations; providing opportunities and serving as mentors. The HRTM advisory board works hand in hand with the HRTM program director, faculty and staff to prepare students for leadership roles in the hospitality industry.

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  • Jeff Maul
  • Chair UNL HRTM Advisory Board
  • Executive Director, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau & Vice President Lincoln Chamber of Commerce
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  • Deb Ward
  • Interim Executive Director Visit Omaha
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  • John Ricks
  • Executive Director at Nebraska Tourism Commission
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  • Tom McKitterick, CCM, CCE
  • General Manager at Omaha Country Club
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  • Andy Reetz, CCM
  • CEO/General Manager at Champions Run Country Club
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  • Tim Darby
  • Chair Elect UNL HRTM Advisory Board
  • General Manager, Magnolia Hotel Omaha
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  • Jeff Boeka
  • Director of Hotel Operations at Wilkinson Companies
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  • Susan Madsen
  • General Manager, The Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel
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  • Rachel McConnell-HRTM Class of 2011
  • Event Operations Manager Sheldon Museum of Art
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  • Linda Hrdlicka
  • Founder and President of Food Service Marketing
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  • Brandon Akert-HRTM Class of 2012
  • Co-Owner at Gate 25 & Restaurant and Yes Chef Catering Company
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  • Jennifer Monroe
  • Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist Duncan Aviation
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  • Jenessa Keiser
  • HR Director Charon Shared Services | Lincoln Surgical Hospital | Eye Surgical Associates

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  • Steve Johnson
  • Human Resources Director at Embassy Suites
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