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Alumni Board

Mission: To promote connectivity among alumni and students of the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership which fosters continued engagement among themselves, UH and the College.

If you have questions for the board or want to get involved, contact the members individually or through this group email –

Jessica Lewis

Jessica Lewis ('07), President
Luxury Travel Advisor
Epperly Travel 

Xiadoan Mao-Clark

Xiaodan Mao-Clark (’05, MS '13), Vice President 
Jade Hill Investments


Noel Stalnaker ('75), Treasurer


Luis Rabo (’95, MHM/MBA ’02), Secretary
We Olive & Wine Bar 


Kaitlyn Venable-Valdez ('12), Immediate Past President
Research & Development Chef
Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC 

Michael Alcorn

Michael Alcorn ('07), Past President
Industrial Sales Manager
Aspen Aerogels 

Nathan Jarvis
Dr. Nathan Jarvis
(’08), Board Member
Clinical Assistant Professor
Hilton College 

Patrick McCaslin (’10), Board Member
Founder & COO
McCaslin Hotel Consulting, LLC 


John Price (’10), Board Member
Special Projects Manager
Luby’s Fuddruckers Restaurants, LLC 

Mike Przestrzelski (’78), Board Member
Managing Partner
United Sales & Services, LLC



Dr. Jaewook Kim (MS '11), Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor
Hilton College

Cortney Norris

Cortney Norris ('22)
Graduate Student Representative
Hilton College

Jignil Shah

Jignil Shah (’22)
Undergraduate Student Representative
Hilton College