Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board

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Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board

The UCF Rosen College Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board will provide a volunteer leadership opportunity for Rosen College alumni to engage with leadership, faculty and students at Rosen College. As graduates of Rosen College, this group will primarily focus on student experience through direct connection with students, as a resource for faculty, and in an advisory capacity with the Rosen College Executive Council.

Learn more about the Dean’s Alumni Advisory Board by reading their bios HERE.


Kennon Adkinson ’08
Senior Director of Catering, iServ BBQ, LLC

Brittany Manzie ’09  
Corporate Reputation Management Attachè, Paramount Hospitality Group

David Buckalew  ‘05     
Owner, Buckalew Hospitality

Marco Manzie, Jr. ’11
VP of Business Development, Paramount Hospitality Group

Steve Cokkinias  ‘18MS  
Sr. VP Market Development,  FMGLeading

Rick Powell ‘10  
Owner/Operator, Chick-fil-A -Mt. Dora

Arin Counsel  ’04
District Manager, Aramark Food Service, Denver

Jason Raimondi  ’00
President/Founder, JOR Hospitality Solutions

Dominique Greco  ’11 
Collective Strategies LLC

Michael Ridgewell ‘11
Area Management Director, Highgate Hotels, Key West, FL

Alexis Johnson ’05, ’10MS     
Executive Director, USTA Florida Foundation

Emily Smith ‘13
Florida Director for Sales and Events for Tavern Restaurant Group

Shamir  Kanji ’07    
VP Investments, Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Francesco Spinelli  ‘15
Sales Manager, The Breakers Palm Beach

Dennis  Levy ’10 
Owner, Levy Hospitality (former owner Night Auditors of FL.)

Kristin Wilson  ‘07    
Owner, Our DJ Rocks and My Photobooth Rocks