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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.


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Pete Bromelkamp
Chief Human Resources Officer
TPI Hospitality, Willmar, MN

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Mark Alan Chura
Executive R&D Chef 
Burley Foods, Edina, MN

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Dustin Goslin
VP of Business & Economic Development 
Mille Lacs Corporate Ventures, Onamia, MN

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Brenda Knapp-Polzin
Director: Enterprise Customer Technical Leader - Food Ingredients
Cargill,  Minneapolis, MN

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Jaimie Mattes
Senior Director, Global Accounts 
HelmsBriscoe, Woodbury, MN

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Madison Merritt
Lab Analyst
General Mills, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

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Tom Sahlstrom
Financial Advisor 
Edward Jones, Onalaska, WI

Julie Simonson, Ph.D Photo

Julie Simonson, Ph.D
VP of Technology Development
Schwan's Company, Marshall, MN

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


Kris Taylor
VP of Community and Public Relations 
Ecolab, St.Paul, MN

Gary Whitney Photo

Gary Whitney
VP of Global Hotel Learning 
InterContinental Hotels Group, Atlanta, GA

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Nadeem Zafar
VP of Midwest Region 
Chartwells, Chicago, IL


Last Modified: 9/21/20 3:12 PM