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The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University Elects New
Alumni Association Officers; Marc J. Gordon and Mary Ann Ramsey
Named Chairman of the Board and President Respectively

June 27, 2008, East Lansing, Michigan - Leadership of the Alumni Association of The School of Hospitality Business passed to new officers at meeting of the Alumni Association Board of Directors.

New officers include:

Marc J. Gordon (MBA ’73), Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association

Mary Ann Ramsey (BA ‘75), President, Owner & President of Betty Maclean Travel, Inc.

Ken Weber (BA ‘77), Vice President, President of Weber’s Inn and Restaurant

Ron Cichy (BA ’72, MBA ’77), Secretary/Treasurer, Director at The School of Hospitality Business

Mike Murray (BA ’81), Chairman Emeritus, Senior Vice President of Operations at Sage Hospitality Resources

The gavel was passed to the new officers at the Board meeting on May 19, and they joined Chairman Emeritus Richard Farrar (BA ’73), vice president, Owner & Franchise Services with Marriott International, Inc., in presiding over that evening’s Annual Gathering of Leaders honoring Emerging Alumni of the Year Jeff Anderson (BA ’90) and Brad Cance (BA ’89); 2008 Honorary Alumnus of the Year Robert J. Habeeb; and 2008 Alumnus of the Year Mike Murray.

About The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University

Founded in 1927, The School celebrates its 81st year anniversary in 2008. The School has more than 9,000 graduates worldwide, including a number of leading academicians and industry executives, who have earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

The mission of The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association is to provide active leadership in support of the mission of The School of Hospitality Business through membership participation, image enhancement, financial commitment, and promotion of synergies among students, faculty, alumni, and friends. 


The School of Hospitality Business
at Michigan State University
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Also See: The Legacy of a Leader Commemorates Michigan State's School of Hospitality Business 75th year Anniversary / Oct 2002
Five Distinguished Michigan State Alumni Inducted to the Wall of Fame / Oct 1999


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