The California Community College system identified Retail, Hospitality and Tourism (RHT) as a collective sector in which to invest funding for a new framework of collaboration under the initiative “Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy.”
In the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, three Advisory Boards (one for each of the industries) were established to guide colleges toward alignment of curriculum, articulation for transfer courses, collaboration with industry, and creation of activities that encourage students to choose RHT as a carerer pathway.
Our Advisory Board is made up of faculty, high school reps, WIBS, ROP & professionals in RHT. The board meets on a regular basis to develop and collaborate on projects.
List of Advisory Board Members
Jeff Courchaine Golden West College
Beatriz Gonzales Santa Ana WIB
Jonathan Lara Starbucks
Lisa Ledeboer Mt. San Antonio College
Randy Morales Cerritos College
Judy Nowland Saddleback College
Lyndie O’Toole RHT Economic Workforce Development & Business Planning
Cherie Phipps Western Association of Food Chains
John Russo Irvine Valley College
Dr. Daniel Scott Irvine Valley College
Susan Sienkiewicz Macy’s
Julia Sohn Schools First Federal Credit Union
Christina Stuck Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Bob Urell Irvine Valley College
Alan D. Sheldon EDD, Anaheim Workforce Services
Ben Lai China US Business Association
Carlos Muñiz Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Cheryl Rodgers Travel Placement Service Inc.
Jamie A. Gutierrez Los Angeles World Airports
Israel Dominguez Saddleback College
Jose Marez Selaco WIB
Maureen Sloan Hotel Emporium, Inc.
Phil Sutton El Camino College
For more information about joining our board, please contact our Deputy Sector Navigator: