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Student Internship Packet 2014

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The following are approved entities for the formal internship program of the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events, Metropolitan State University of Denver:

Approved companies contact information
CompanyContact Person and EmailContact PositionContact Phone
A Private Guide Daphne Marrable Director, Youth and Student Tours (720) 581-6103
Ameristar Casino Deb Roberts

Zeshan Sultan
Employment Manager

Front Desk Supervisor
(720) 946-4078

(720) 946-4000
Bam Bu Asian Cuisine Tae Hong Manager (303) 220-1430
Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant Bill Dutton Owner (303) 534-9505
Butterfly Pavilion Amanda Douglas Private Events Manager (720) 974-1871
Cherry Hills Country Club Kevin Hood Operations Director (303) 350-5200
Chipotle Maggie Allman Staffing Manager (303) 222-5911
Columbine Country Club Darin Dickson Director of Marketing and Communication (303) 730-7536
Courtyard by Marriott Cherry Creek Paul Urioste Assistant General Manager (303) 757-8797, ext. 245
Crowne Plaza Downtown Denver Charlotte Panko Director of Human Resources (720) 269-3217
Denver Country Club Patrice Piralla General Manager (303) 733-2441
Denver Magazine Meg Bryne Director of Events and Marketing (303) 952-0079
Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows Libia Hernandez Director of Human Resources (303) 728-5941
Denver Marriott Tech Center Tim Ryan Director of Human Resources (303) 740-2507
Disney College Program Jason Gibson Recruiter, Disney College (407) 828-3083
Doubletree Hotel Mike Larson General Manager (303) 321-3333
Elway's Cherry Creek Lara Clem Party and Event Coordinator (303) 399-7616
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Teresa Hess Director of Room & Operations (719) 641-5950
Grand Hyatt Denver Janell K. Peterson Director of Human Resources (303) 295-5892
Hacienda Colorado Nick Hayes Managing Partner (303) 858-8588
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown Aaron Alberding General Manager (303) 379-0905
Hotel Teatro David Craig General Manager (303) 228-1100
HREC: Hospitality Real Estate Counselors Mike Cahill President and Founder (303) 267-0057
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center

Tom Mailhiot

Ashley Singleton

Kristin Bailey

Director of Human Resources

In Room Dining Manager

Asst. In Room Dining Manager

(303) 486-4650

(303) 436-1234

J. Alexander Restaurant Ben Atlee General Manager (303-708-8432
JW Marriott Denver at Cherry Creek Richard Anderson Director of Human Resources (303) 253-3057
Joe's Crab Shack Scott Mauer General Manager (303) 657-0776
Kinsley Meetings Allison Kinsley Chief Meeting Architect (303) 798-3664
Kroenke Sports Enterprises Chris Joswick Event Manager, Event Operations (303) 405-6156
LaQuinta Inn Denver Central Tonya Thompson General Manager (303) 458-1222
LaQuinta Inn Denver Cherry Creek Karen Oliver General Manager (758-8886
Loews Hotels Jennifer Friesenegger Human Resources Director (303) 639-1672
Magnolia Hotels Kennedy Ambundo Human Resources Manager (303) 607-0304
Marriott Tech Center Heather Robinette Human Resources Manager

(303) 779-1100, ext. 235

MSU Denver - Office of Alumni Relations Meghan Hartvig

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

(303) 352-7245

Millennium Harvest House, Boulder Courtney Ann Vickers Director of Human Resources (303) 443-3850 Ext 7569
Omni Hotel, Corpus Christi, TX Claudio Cid Director of Human Resources (361) 886-3532
Omni Interlocken Hotel Marshall Martinez 3rd Shift Supervisor (303) 438-6600
Pepsi Center Dirk Muncy
Kirk Godfrey
Nicole Punicki
Production Manager
Production Manager
Production Manager
(303) 405-1364
(303) 405-1338
(303-405-7621
Project Angel Heart Jon Emanuel Executive Chef (303) 830-0202
Renaissance Denver Hotel Debbie Betts Director of Human Resources (303) 399-7500
Ritz-Carlton Merlyn Garcia Human Resources Manager (303) 312-3850
Sheraton Denver West Hotel Tim Wolfe Regional General Manager

(720) 963-2075

Stonebridge Companies Cindi Ruff Vice President Human Resources (303) 785-3120
Texas Roadhouse, Parker Vince Baraket Managing Partner (303) 805-5248
Wright Group Event Services Sarah Stawarski Event Sales (303) 399-9949


We would welcome your interest in being an integral part of our program. Please contact:

Dr. Cynthia Vannucci, (303) 556-3367