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Advisory Board

“I really enjoy meeting people and students that have an interest in entering the restaurant and hospitality industry. It’s my way to pay it forward.” – William Bender, Owner WH Bender, and Associates

“I have known Haze Dennis for a number of years, and I want to help support his program wherever possible.” – Dan Laguna, Business Development, Starbucks

"I have been a member of the Mission College Advisory Board since 1989 and very proud to witness its growth in faculty members, students, facilities and event production. I am equally proud to say that my own son is a Mission College hospitality major! We know we cannot provide culinary expertise the way Mission can, so not only do we articulate courses, but we recommend with no hesitation that any student interested in food and beverage should attend some classes at Mission College.” – Dr. Kate Sullivan, Faculty, San Jose State 

Here is a list of our distinguished Advisory Board

William Bender
W.H. Bender and Associates Food Consulting | Twitter: @WMBender

Eden Beyen
Credit Manager
Fairmont, San Jose

Tom Bruce
Central Coast Food and Beverage

Sherrie Carreno
General Manager – Palo Alto
Courtyard by Marriott

Kim Carson
Financial Advisor
Ameriprise Financial and Manresa

Jennifer Dahlen
Concession Manager
Seatle Seahawks Stadium

John D’Ambroso
Fulfillment Systems Inc. Restaurant Division, 

Tara Deasy
Assistant Kitchen Manager
Levi Stadium

Jose Guerrero
F & B Operations Manager
Bay Club

Jay Johnson
Manufactures Representative
Nor-Cal Reps

Dan Laguna
Business Development Manager

Rhonda Manning
House of Soul Food, Santa Clara

Susan McDonnell
McDonnell and Assoc. Restaurant Design
Instructor at Mission College,
FaceBook: Susan McDonnell and Associates

Brian McLaughlin
Manufactures Representative
True Refrigeration

Oscar Ramirez
Purchasing Manger
San Jose Marriott
Dr. Kate Sullivan
Professor - Hospitality Management
San Jose State

Jennifer Teter
Employment Manager
Joie d Vivre/Commune Hotels - Silicon Valley

Miho Tomura
Front Office Manager
Ramada - Silicon Valley

Albert Yu
Santa Rosa Junior College and Mission College
Mission College