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Advisory Council

The program's Advisory Council provides counsel to the faculty in matters relating to the curriculum, career placement for students and graduates and fund raising, in order to advance the level of excellence and the reputation of the program.


Pete Bromelkamp

Pete Bromelkamp, Senior Vice President, TPI Hospitality, Willmar, MN

Michael Broughten, Chef and Faculty of Culinary Arts, South Central College, Mankato, MN

Mark Alan Chura, Executive Research and Development Chef, Burley Foods, Edina, MN

Dustin Goslin, Economic Development Director, Grand Casino Mille Lacs, Onamia, MN


Brenda Knapp-Polzin, Director of Research and Development, Cargill Kitchen Solutions, Monticello, MN

Stephanie Laitala-Rupp, President, Commonwealth Properties, St. Paul, MN

Lolly Occhino, Scientist of Food and Nutrition, AURI, Marshall, MN


Mark Petchenik, Corporate Executive Chef, Land O'Lakes, St. Paul, MN

Angie Leier, Campus Recruitment Manager, Ambridge Hospitality, Plano, TX

Julie Simonson

Julie Simonson, PhD, Vice President of Technology Development, Schwan's Company, Marshall, MN

Brandon Supernault, Faculty and Coordinator for Hospitality Management Program, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, MN


Kris Taylor, Vice President, Community and Public Relations, EcoLab, St. Paul, MN


Gary Whitney, Vice President, Global Hotel Learning, InterContinental Hotels Group, Atlanta, GA

Nadeem Zafar, Vice President of Midwest Region, Chartwells, Chicago, IL

Last Modified: 9/18/18 9:09 AM