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Alumni Board

Mission: To promote connectivity among alumni and students of the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management which fosters continued engagement among themselves, UH and the College.

If you have questions for the board or want to get involved, contact the members individually or through this group email –


Kaitlyn Venable-Valdez ('12), President
Research & Development Chef
Luby's, Inc. 

Jessica Lewis

Jessica Lewis ('07), Vice President
Leisure Sales Manager
Terranea Resort 


Noel Stalnaker ('75), Treasurer

Xiadoan Mao-Clark

Xiadoan Mao-Clark (’05, MS '13), Secretary
Mass Mutual Texas Gulf Coast

Michael Alcorn

Michael Alcorn ('07), Immediate Past President
Industrial Sales Manager
Aspen Aerogels 


Randy McCaslin, CRE (MBA '80, Hon. '07), Past President
Founder & CEO
McCaslin Hotel Consulting, LLC 

Danny Arocha

Danny Arocha (’95), Member
Adjunct Faculty
Culinary Arts at San Jacinto College


Ricky Girardi

Ricky Girardi ('10), Member
Director of HR & Training
Chick-fil-A Sawyer Heights 

Mike Przestrzelski (’78), Member
Managing Partner
United Sales & Services, LLC



Patty Sepulveda ('89), Member
Community Representative
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center 


Wen Kosters-Qin (’11), Member
Kosters-Qin Enterprise, Inc./JuiceWell Cold-Pressed Juicery and Health Bar 


Dr. Jaewook Kim, Faculty Advisor
Assistant Professor
Hilton College