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February 2019 faculty, staff and alumni notes

Faculty / Staff Notes

  • Jung-Hwan Kim, as a single author, had her article, “Imperative challenge for luxury brands: Generation Y consumers’ perception of luxury fashion brands’ e-commerce sites,” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management.
  • Mark Rosenbaum joined the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management.
  • Kevin So co-authored an article titled, "The impact of employee conspicuous consumption cue and physical attractiveness on consumers’ behavioral responses to service failures," in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management.
  • Simon Hudson, Kevin So, Ph.D. candidate Jing Li, Fang Meng, and David Cardenas published an article titled, "Persuading tourists to stay — forever! A destination marketing perspective," in the Journal of Destination Marketing & Management.

Alumni Notes

  • Jerry Gepner (media arts, 1979) has been promoted to chief operating officer at CP Communications.
  • Molly Nelson-Sundermann (hotel, restaurant and tourism management, 2005) was promoted to the director of sales and marketing of Holston House Nashville.
  • Maddie McCue (hospitality management, 2015) started a new position as assistant front office manager at Lodge at Spruce Peak.
  • Liz McCaslin (master’s in sport and entertainment management, 2007) started a new position as member services director at The Golf Club of Tennessee.
  • Ayo Akinsete (retailing, 2007) started a new position as area managing director for London & Treehouse London at SH Hotels & Resorts.
  • Mark Reardon (sport and entertainment management, 2005) started a new position as procurement, inventory, and logistics Manager at Colite Technologies.
  • Madaline Renzi (retailing, 2017) started a new position as merchandise analyst at Lily AI. Danielle Judd (retailing, 2015) was promoted to omni channel associate customer manager at McCormick & Company.
  • Savannah Hardy (hospitality management, 2018) was promoted to assistant manager at Studio 77 Gifts and Accessories.
  • Allison Hamrock (retailing, 2018) started a new position as assistant retail buyer for the Washington Nationals.
  • Ava Jones (sport and entertainment management, 2014) was promoted to senior event manager at CSC- Contemporary Services Corporation. Thomas Glasgow (sport and entertainment management, 2013) started a new position as marketing manager at Tin Roof.
  • Stacey Setzer (master’s in international hospitality and tourism management, 2009) started a new position as associate director of health and nutrition at SFE- Southwest Foodservice Excellence.
  • Jaden Cross (hospitality management, 2017) started a new position as assistant club manager at Florence Country Club.
  • Christopher Dewberry (ITT, 2002) was promoted to materials and logistics Manager at Gestamp North America. Katie Freedman (retailing, 2002) started a new position as global social media manager at Kaseya.
  • Beshada McGregor (ITT, 2014) started a new position as staff analyst at Boeing.
  • Clara Marzolf (retailing, 2018) started a new position as Free People specialist at Belk.
  • Rosie Alterman (retailing, 2015) started a new position as assistant designer at Stagin Style.
  • Ashley Castor (retailing, 2013) started a new position as associate buyer at G.H. Bass & Co.
  • Michael Stehl (sport and entertainment management, 2017) started a new position as assistant project manager at Berman Enterprises.
  • Cal Nugent (hospitality management, 2018) was promoted to director of nonprofit and community relations at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. Attorneys at Law.
  • Emma Crutchfield (hospitality management, 2017) started a new position as event manager at Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington D.C. Convention Center.
  • Alicia Horn (hospitality and tourism management, 2013) started a new position as patient service manager at Sodexo.
  • Christopher Searcy (sport and entertainment management, 2018) started a new position as BMT Program at L&W Supply.
  • Brittany Jones (hospitality management, 2017) started a new position as member services assistant at Diamond Creek Golf Club.

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