Advisory Board Members provide a crucial link between research and industry, to ensure our research aligns with industry needs.

EFTI recognizes the value and importance of partnering with leaders from the tourism industry to aid in the development, delivery, and promotion of faculty research. The Advisory Board works to establish UF as the premier university for Tourism Development through the active engagement of the Tourism Industry in support of EFTI and the Tourism Curriculum.


EFTI Industry Advisory Board

Alice Norsworthy (Chair), Universal Parks & Resorts

Howard Tietjen (Vice-Chair), Conversant

Hal Herman (Past Chair), Worth Int'l Media Group

Edith Hall Friedheim, Eric Friedheim Foundation

Marla Borkson, Department of Treasury, IRS

Monisa Cline, Monisa Cline Consulting

Tom Wasdin, Wasdin Associates, Inc.

Barbara Gefen Jaffe, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Vicki Johnson, Carnival Corporation

Allison Jones, Destinations in Florida

Patrick Harrison, Visit Tampa Bay

William “Chip” Sharkey Jr., Naylor, LLC (retired)

Bill Siegel, Longwoods International

William "Bill" Talbert III, Greater Miami CVB

Christopher Thompson, Brand USA

Jeremy Luski, JML Worldwide

Charlie Toraño, Toraño Family Cigar Company


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