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 15 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 each dinner.  They 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

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Vice President & Silent Auction Chair


Zoe Jones

Executive Assistant

Culinary Team

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Culinary Director

Assistant Culinary Director

Marketing Team


Marketing Director

Summer Cerny

Assistant Marketing Director


Olivia Pillar

Assistant Marketing Director

Decorations Team


Karis Fanning

Decorations Director & HTM Society President


Jenna Giron

Decorations Director

Service Team


Mitchell Bruner

Service Director


Eva Lianos

Service Director

Blaire Martin

Assistant Service Director

Wine Team

Wine Director

Cole Nuhring

Wine Director


Dr. Carl Behnke

Anthony Cawdron

Chef Dawn Sieber