• The Alumnus of the Year Award is presented at Dedman's Honors & Awards Ceremony

Alumnus of the Year

Dedman School of Hospitality Alumnus of the Year Award

Established in 1994, the Dedman School of Hospitality Alumnus of the Year Award honors and celebrates individuals who embody the qualities that make the Dedman School of Hospitality at Florida State University an unparalleled place to learn. The inductees are FSU hospitality alumni who have excelled in their careers and have made significant contributions to the mission of the Dedman School of Hospitality.

    2017 Recipient
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    Janine Budzius ('86)
    General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
    Philadelphia Country Club

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
    Criteria for Selection
    •     Graduation from the Dedman School of Hospitality
    •     Exceptional career background
    •     Significant professional recognition (industry/association awards)
    •     Community involvement and recognition
    •     Support of the Dedman School of Hospitality and Florida State University

    NOMINATING: Nominations must be made between March 6 and April 13, 2018 using the online nomination form. For additional information, contact Alishia Piotrowski.

    2018 Honors & Awards Dinner

    The 2018 Alumnus of the Year Award will be presented at Dedman's 2018 Honors & Awards Dinner, Oct. 18, 2018, 6-8 p.m., FSU Champions Club,

    Previous recipients
    •     2016 - Dale Haney ('78), President, Gate Hospitality Group
    •     2015 - Ted Mosley (’69), President/Chief Operating Officer, Quorum Hotels & Resorts
    •     2014 - Ed Crovo (’69), Chief Operating Officer, HV Global Group, Inc.
    •     2013 - Ty Helms ('79), Senior Vice President, Global Sales - Hyatt Hotel Corporation
    •     2012 - Carol B. Dover ('78), President-Chief Executive Officer, The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association
    •     2011 - John Culver ('82), President, Starbucks Coffee International
    •     2010 - Joseph Douglas ('83) Co-Founder, Captiva Restaurant Group, LLC; Managing Member, Carlsen Douglas Development, LLC
    •     2009 - David L. Gilbert ('78), Chief Operating Officer, National Restaurant Association
    •     2008 - Anne Hamilton ('78), Vice President, Resort Sales & Services, Walt Disney World Resort
    •     2007 - Chuck Floyd ('81), Chief Operating Officer, North American Operations, Global Hyatt
    •     2006 - Cyd Bougae (’75), Assistant Professor, New York University
    •     2005 - Bill Wagner (’67), General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Shadow Wood Country Club
    •     2004 - Jeff O’Hara (’88), President, AlliedPRA New Orleans
    •     2003 - Jeff Bell (’83), Executive Vice President, Hillstone Restaurant Company
    •     2002 - Peter Hubschmidt ('67), Regional Manager, Marriott Corporation
    •     2001 - Chris Borders (’75), General Manager/Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Athletic Club
    •     2000 - Ashby Gordon Stiff, Jr. (’57), Professor Emeritus in Hospitality, Florida State University
    •     1999 - Gabriel M. Brady ('61), Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Gate Gourmet
    •     1998 - Martha Ann Hall-Ambrosio ('57), Partner and Vice President, Controlled Cuisine
    •     1997 - Ken Creely (’66), President & Chief Executive Officer, Golf Management Solutions
    •     1996 - James R. Steiner, Jr., (’75), Partner, Abbott Realty
    •     1995 - Jim Riscigno (’66), Executive Vice President, ClubCorp
    •     1994 - Ed Staros, (’72), Founder/Executive Vice President, Ritz-Carlton Hotels
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