Currently, chair of Department of Food & Beverage and Event Management at UNLV (University of Nevada Las Vegas) and vice president of IAITI (the International Association of Immersive Technology Innovation). Visionary, dynamic, and successful entrepreneur with a start-up foodtech (bobarobo), medtech, and professional experience with several national and international non-profit technology associations such as IEEE & IAITI and hospitality management organizations such as ICHRIE & KAHTEA. More than 21 years of hospitality education as a professor, along with administrative leadership. Excellent communication skills and creative problem-solving abilities. Successful in relationship building, strategic management, fund-raising, program development, conflict resolution, faculty development and management, accreditation, and event management. Award- winning educator, researcher, and leader. Past/current journal editor and past/ current president of national organization.