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 17 students will lead around 150 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.

Katie Wandzilak

President

Kyle Boland

Vice President & Auction Chair

Abby Oksanen

Executive Assistant

Ben Kitchen

Culinary Director

Claire Thompson

Culinary Director

Lindy Schubring

Culinary Director

Gabbie Morrison

Marketing Director

Anne Butts Service Director

Anne Butts

Service Director

Melissa Neale

Wine Director

Faith Kitts

Decorations Director

Anthony Cawdron

Faculty Advisor

Kayla Meckl

Marketing Director

Cole Nuhring

Service Director

Hannah Michi

Wine Director

Bella Murray

HTM Society President

Dr. Carl Behnke

Faculty Advisor

Katie Stocking Marketing Director

Katie Stocking

Marketing Director

Kristen Shepard

Service Director

Maggie Painter

Decorations Director

Black Tie Dinner XIX

Board of Directors

Chef Ambarish Lulay

Faculty Advisor

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