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.
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