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, Office of Chief Counsel, IRS

Kristy Chase Tozer - Department of Defense Warrior Games

Monisa Cline, MCline & Co

Carolyn Feimster - CJF Marketing International

Kari Goetz - The Florida Aquarium

Richard Goldman - St.Augustine, Ponte Vedra & the Beaches CVB

Patrick Harrison, Visit Tampa Bay

Barbara Gefen Jaffe, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Vicki Johnson, Carnival Corporation

Allison Jones, Destinations in Florida

Claire Lessinger - Tampa Bay Sports Commission

Jeremy Luski, JML Worldwide

Joni Newkirk - Integrated Insight, Inc.

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

Bill Siegel, Longwoods International

William "Bill" Talbert III, Greater Miami CVB

Christopher Thompson, Brand USA

Charlie Toraño, Toraño Family Cigar Company

Tracy Vaughan, Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB

Jay Wolszczak, First Watch Restuarants

Tom Wasdin, Wasdin Associates, Inc.

Simply fill out the form below if you are interested in learning more about service on the Industry Advisory Board.

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