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.


Alice Norsworthy (Chair)
Universal Orlando Resort

Edith Hall Friedheim
Eric Friedheim Foundation

Marla Borkson
Department of Treasury, IRS

Monisa Cline
Monisa Cline Consulting

Howard Tietjen
Madden Media

Tom Wasdin
Wasdin Associates, Inc.

Hal Herman
Worth Int'l Media Group

Barbara Gefen Jaffe
Morgan Stanley Wealth Mgnt

Vicki Johnson
Sachs Media Group

Allison Jones
Destinations in Florida

Patrick Harrison
Visit Tampa Bay

 William “Chip” Sharkey Jr.
Naylor, LLC

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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