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Punching His Ticket Home: Lance Grantham

The mission of the College of HRSM Alumni Society is to build an engaged and active alumni group who will work together with industry partners to create a strong network that supports college endeavors and current students.

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Punching His Ticket Home: Lance Grantham

Lifelong Learner. Effervescent Educator. Darron Kirkley

HRSM, Jason's Deli proving to be a winning combo

On the Rise: Silver Spoon Bake Shop

USC College of HRSM announces 2014 distinguished alumni and friends of the college

Mastering the industry: Chris Asouzu



Keller Taylor, SPTE minor ‘06, Matt Homan, SPTE ’99, Julian Bowman, MSPTE ’07, Peyton Jeter, MSPTE ’10, Jake Crumb, MSPTE ’10, Thomas Dearden, SPTE ’07, and Rebecca Nicholson, MSPTE ’12, made the Winter 2014 issue of The Globe.

Gene Willis, SPTE 1999, has been named the 2014 Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City in Missouri.

New Job Positions:


Jerry Gepner, MA ’79, is CEO of Tekserve in New York City.


Elizabeth Romer, BAIS ‘86, is a Neuroscience Specialty Representative at Eli Lilly and Company.


Laura Sawyer, SPTE ’92, is a Trainer at Scana Energy in Columbia, S.C.

Mike deMaine, SPTE ’95, is a Principal Consultant for Carolina Sports and Entertainment in Greer, S.C. 

Amy Garner, HRTM ’97, is a Real Estate Agent for Lewis & Redwine Real Estate Group in Atlanta, Ga.

Cory Lorick, RETL ’98, is a Commercial Insurance Specialist at Nationwide Insurance in Columbia, SC.


Jacob Schwimmer, HRTM ’01, is General Manager at Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants in Chicago, Il.

Gina Stefanik, RETL ’03, is a Visual Merchandise Manager at Coty Beauty in New York, N.Y. 

Aisha Haynes, iIT ’04, is Program Manager for Disturbed Learning at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C.

Jon Frost,SPTE ’04, is an Arena Marketing Manager for Boyd Gaming in Las Vegas, Nev.

Dana Dasch, HRTM ’06, is a Recruiter at Hilton Worldwide in Orlando, Fl.

Daniel Jimenez, SPTE ’06, is a Development Analyst at Faison in Charlotte, N.C.

Byron Brewer, SPTE ’06, is a National Sales Director at OnlineDonations in Charlotte, N.C.

Wesley Wood Bloomfield, HRTM ’07, works in Business Development and Strategic Marketing at Charlestowne Hotels in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.

Taylor Miller, HRTM ’07, is Director of Sales & Marketing for Senior Matters/One Matters in Columbia, S.C.

Brent Simmons, SPTE ’07, is an Account Director with Octagon.

Sarah Sipes, SPTE ’07, is the Director of Regional Engagement at My Carolina Alumni Association in Columbia, S.C.

Ahmad Daniels, iIT ’07, is a UNIX/Linux Systems Engineer at Georgia Systems Operations in Greenville, S.C.

Jenn Pellegrino, HRTM ’07, is Manager of Brand Business Development at Fransmart in Washington, D.C. 

Elizabeth McCaslin, HRSM ’07, is a Senior Operations Manager at Destination Nashville in Nashville, Tenn.

Katherine Leslie, RETL ’08, is a Social Media Coordinator at MainStreet Online in Asheville, N.C. 

Jessica Amick, SPTE ’08, is a Junior Team Tennis and Tennis Link Coordinator at USTA Southern.

Andrew Sherman, SPTE ’09, is a Retail Sales Consultant at Comcast Cable in Stone Harbor, N.J. 

Mallory Schwartz, SPTE ’08, is Director of Marketing and Community Relations with Surfbody Fitness.

Erin Nobles, HRTM ’09, is the Owner of Silver Spoon Bakery in Columbia, S.C. 

Adam Shuman, SPTE ’09, is a Manager of Sales Operations, Allocations at Under Armour in Baltimore, M.D.


Blake Baxley, SPTE ’10, is Sales Director at HuntStand.

Thorir Erlingsson, HRTM ’10, is an Instructor at Kennesaw State University in Atlanta, Ga. 

Mark Cormack, SPTE ’10, is an Account Manager of Group Sales with the New York Yankees.

Lauren Maluso, SPTE ’10, is an Associate Attorney at Davis, Craig, & Taylor, PLLC in Dallas, Tex.

Lindsay McAllister, SPTE ’10, is the Coordinator of Sponsor Relations with US Figure Skating in Colorado Springs, Co.

Julia Lane Willis, MHRTM ’10, is Marketing Manager at Island Realty on Isle of Palms.

Allison Brevard, RETL ’10, is a Visual Stylist at Nordstrom in Charlotte, N.C.

April Dunham, HRTM ’10, is Senior Human Resources Specialist at Sodexo in Charlotte, N.C. 

2010s New Job Positions (continued):

Chaz Cheeseboro, SPTE ’10, is an Account Executive at IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions in Columbia, S.C. 

Elizabeth Smith, SPTE ’10, is an Event Manager Coordinator with the Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C.

Eric Bischofberger, HRTM ’11, is a Food and Beverage Manager at Colleton River Plantation in Bluffton, S.C.

Megan Blanchard, SPTE ’11, is an Event Coordinator at SMG in Lynwood, W.A.

Matthew Lauer ,SPTE ’11, is Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Exclusive Sports Group in Indianapolis.

Donnie Triplett, SPTE ’11, is a Shuttle Driver for Sixt Rent a Car in Columbia, S.C.

Stephen Cerasaro, HRTM ’11, is a Food and Beverage Voyager at Marriot International in New Orleans, La.  

Courtney Good, HRTM ’12, is a Sales Representative at Cintas in Lexington, S.C.

Cori Rosenberg, SPTE ’12, is an Event Management Assistant for CRG Events in Seattle, Wash.

Paige Kenmore, SPTE ’12, is a Production Coordinator at HUSH in New York, N.Y.

Brent Fritzemeier, MSPTE ’12, is a Communications Coordinator at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. 

Timothy O’Toole, SPTE ’12, is an Account Representative for Carahsoft Technology Corp in McLean, Va.

Mac Stephens, HRTM ’12, is a Retail Manager at Sodexo Campus Services in Columbia, S.C.  

Robert Ciccotelli, SPTE ’12, is a Corporate Sales Account Manager at Allen Americans.

Sharon Council, BAIS ’12, is a Client Service Professional at H & R Block.

Stephanie Portnall, HRTM ’12, is a Direct Sales Trainee with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina.

Russell Tanner, HRTM ’12, is a Lodging Technology Project Assistant with The Walt Disney Company.

Eric Ward, SPTE ’12, is the Assistant Director of Marketing at Texas Tech University.

Timothy O’Toole, SPTE ’12, is a Goalkeepers Coach at Annandale United FC in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.

Sydney Ragan, RETL ’12, is a Guest Services Agent at Hendrick Motors of Charlotte in Charlotte, N.C. 

Lily Rothenberg, HRTM ’12, is an Area Sales Coordinator at Naman Hotels in Columbia, S.C.

Lauren Johnson, SPTE ’12, is an Integrated Sales Assistant for the National Hockey League in New York City.

Katelyn Hill, RETL ’13, is a Membership Sales Representative at York County Regional Chamber in Rock Hill, S.C.

Kristi Banning, HRTM ’13, is Sales Coordinator at Hampton Inn & Suites Greenville Downtown River Place.

Aaron Henderson, SPTE ’13, is a Marketing and Sponsorship Consultant at Southern Ohio Copperheads in Athens, Ohio.

Justin Game, RETL ’13, is a Management Trainee for Sherwin-Williams Paints in Savannah, Ga. 

Timothy Webb, iIT ’13, is a GSS Cloud Initiative Leader for GE Healthcare in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Katie Rockefeller, RETL ’13, is an Assistant Store Manager at Kohl’s in Columbia, SC.

Zachary Dibble, iIT ’13, is a Systems Engineer at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Matt O’Brien, SPTE ’13, is a Real Estate Agent at Weichert Realtors in Columbia, S.C.

Hilary Yeh, HRTM ’13, is the Marketing and Special Events Coordinator at the Restaurant Association of Maryland.

Alexis Biegeleisen, SPTE’13, is a Sponsorship Coordinator for Broadway Across America in Boston, Mass.

Maricus Harrison, iIT, ’13, is an Information Systems Engineer at Vanguard. 

Arthur Welch, iIT ’13, is a Programmer Analyst at Caesars Entertainment Corporation in Atlantic City, N.J. 

Rachel Goldstein, HRTM ’13, is a Patient Care Coordinator & Social Media Director at the Carolina Age Management Institute Corporation.

Evan Chapman, SPTE ’13, is a National Sales Center Trainee at Major League Soccer.

Cristina Conway, SPTE ’13, is a Volunteer for Teams4Taps in Washington, D.C.

Cynthia Deschamps, RETL ’13, is a Public Sector New Account Consultant for Colonial Life in Columbia, S.C.

Hilary Yeh, HRTM ’13, is a Marketing and Special Event Coordinator for the Restaurant Association of Maryland in Columbia, M.D.

Melissa Hirsch, SPTE’13, is a Sales Manager at Ovations Food Services, LP in Columbia, S.C. 

Bryn Harvey, RETL ’14, is a Server at Smoky Oak Taproom in Charleston, S.C.

Brannon Desseyn, SPTE ’14, is an Agency Coordinator at Rockhouse Partners in Nashville, T.N. 

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