Meet the Board

What makes the Black Tie Dinner so special is that every aspect is student managed. The board members work throughout the year to get every detail perfect. Even though each team specializes in their own area, all members work together and provide assistance when needed. This year, the board has assembled a very talented group of students. These 18 students will lead around 125 student volunteers throughout the year. Additionally, the most sincere gratitude must be sent to our three advisors. Their wisdom, expertise, and guidance shape our board and this dinner.  These gentlemen have not only influenced the success of the Black Tie Dinner, but also the lives of many Purdue Hospitality and Tourism Management students.

Executive Team

President - Katie Stocking
Vice President & Auction Chair - Rachel Tran
Executive Assistant - Kristen Shepard

Culinary Team

Director - Mackenzie Holm
Assistant Director - Ryan Mosca
Assistant Director - Bryan Tishmack

Marketing Team

Director - Abby Oksanen
Assistant Director - Emily Weisenberger
Assistant Director - Zoe Jones

Decorations Team

Director - Faith Kitts
Director - Jenna Giron

Service Team

Director - Cole Nuhring
Assistant Director - Eva Lianos
Assistant Director - Mitchell Bruner

Wine Team

Director - Trinatee Castro
Director - Teresa Colletti

Hostess & Alumni Relations

Director - Summer Cerny

HTM Society President

President - Anne Butts


Dr. Carl Behnke
Anthony Cawdron
Chef Ambarish Lulay