Succeeding in Hospitality

Watch and read what it takes to be successful in hospitality and tourism, from prominent industry leaders, CSU faculty and accomplished alumni.

Industry Leaders

Caroline Beteta

Caroline Beteta
President and CEO
Visit California
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Jot Condie

Jot Condie
CEO
California Restaurant Association
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Tom Davin

Tom Davin
Industry Insider
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Bruce Gorelick

Bruce Gorelick
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
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Faculty Members

Dr. Lee Blecher

Lee Blecher
Director
Hospitality Management
CSU Long Beach
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Lesley Butler

Lesley Butler
Lecturer
The Collins College of Hospitality Management
Cal Poly Pomona
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Melany Spielman

Melany Spielman
Department Chair
Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism CSU East Bay
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Carl Winston

Carl Winston
Director
Hospitality and Tourism Management
San Diego State
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CSU Alumni

Art Barajas

Art Barajas
General Manager
South Hills Country Club
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Jill Bosich

Jill Bosich
Owner/Chef
Cowgirl Cookie Company
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Jennifer Brown

Jennifer Brown
Associate Director
New York City Mayor’s Office of Special Projects and Community Events
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Ian Cauble

Ian Cauble
Head Sommelier
Ritz-Carlton, Half-Moon Bay
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Scott Dalecio

Scott Dalecio
President, Resort Division
KSL Recreation Corporation
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Jason Farned

Jason Farned
General Manager
Buca Di Beppo
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Michelle Gendreau

Michele Gendreau
Director, Food and Beverage
Walt Disney Parks & Resorts
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Adrian Plaxco

Adrian Plaxco
INCA: International Nature and Cultural Adventures
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