Dean’s Council of Young Alumni

Rising Alumni Who Lead by Example

The Council of Young Alumni are graduates who lead by example—they are rising stars in their careers and dedicated to supporting Nolan students. These alumni are defining emerging areas in the hospitality industry, and play a prominent role in introducing exciting and innovative programming to our students. The dean of the Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration works closely with the Council of Young Alumni. Members are appointed by and work directly with the dean to help shape the next generation of hospitality leaders by:

  • Providing guidance and insight on current industry trends, innovations and opportunities to inform and incorporate into the School’s educational experience
  • Working with student-leaders as career mentors and advisors
  • Fostering connections among fellow alumni, including encouraging the strong Hotelie culture of engagement

Council of Young Alumni members

Dan Boda 4×4

Dan Boda MMH '10

Vice President, Design & Construction
Jenna pic

Jenna Cantor '16

Trading Desk Coordinator

Junto Capital Management LP

Jason Cotter 4×4

Jason Cotter '03

Managing Principal
Dimond, Ashley4x4

Ashley Dimond '14

Director of Strategy, Stonebridge Companies
Jason Fair 4×4

Jason Daniel Fair ’07

Senior Major Gifts Officer
Hayley Fish – Headshot – website

Hayley Fish '17

Director
Lindsay Brous headshot

Lindsay Brous Gitlin '12

Owner
Rohan Gopaldas 4×4

Rohan Gopaldas ’02

Asset Manager, Prospect Hotels Advisors
Geoff Gray 4×4

Geoffrey Gray ’08

Managing Director
Alissa Hendel photo 2022 4×4

Alissa Hendel ’07

Vice President, Owner Advocacy & REITs, Oracle Hospitality
Howard Ho 4×4

Howard Ho ’05

Co-Founder & CEO, Section L
David Israel4x4

David Israel ’09

Senior Vice President, hotelAVE
Brian Kaufman ’08

Brian Kaufman ’08

Managing Director
Joyce Ke 4×4

Joyce Ke ’10

Vice President, WeWork
Kirk Kelewae '08 head shot

Kirk Kelewae '08

Food & Beverage Consultant
Katherine Kies 4×4

Katherine Kies '11

Vice President of Food & Beverage, Americas
Zoe Headshot

Zoe LaClair '16

Director of Asset Management
Richard Levins 4×4

Richard Levins '13

Vice President
Alex Liu 4×4

Alex Liu MMH '09

Senior Director, Global Integrated Marketing

JLL

Kevin Mok 4×4

Kevin Mok ’14

Founder & CIO, Hidden Lake Asset Management
Arzu Molubhoy '12 head shot

Arzu Molubhoy '12

Chief FInancial Officer
Carrie Nolan '14 head shot

Carrie Nolan '14

Manager of Training
4×4 Ruben Ortega

Ruben Ortega Jr. ’13

Principal
Juan Andres Ramirez 4×4

Juan Andres Ramirez '13

Senior Director, Asset Management - Latin America
Molly Reinstein head shot

Molly Reinstein '11

Relationship Manager - Hospitality Finance Group
Taylor Rijos ’13

Taylor Rijos ’13

Vice President – Seniors Housing
lindsay Schattenstein 4×4 jpg

Lindsay Schattenstein ’10

Event and Meeting Manager, NFL Players Association
4×4 Amber Sherman

Amber Sherman ’05

Vice President & Partner
VIctor Tchou 4×4

Victor Tchou '06

Executive Director of Real Estate Investment and Asset Management

Junson Asset Management

Rohan Thakkar 4×4

Rohan Thakkar ’08

Council Co-chair - Chief Development Officer, Yotel
Katie Tomechko head shot

Katie Tomechko '11

Digital Product Manager
Jelissa Toro ’08

Jelissa Toro ’08

Director of Revenue Management