Staff

Gary D. Praetzel, Ph.D.

Gary D. Praetzel, Ph.D.

Dean

Phone:
(716) 286-8272
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 416

Dr. Gary D. Praetzel was appointed Director of the Institute of Travel, Hotel and Restaurant Administration in August 1999.  On February 8, 2001, the Institute became the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management, only the fourth college of its type in the country, with Dr. Praetzel …

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Kristina Bradshaw

Kristina Bradshaw

Assistant to the Dean

Phone:
(716) 286-8279
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 422

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Kristina grew up in Galena, Ohio, and worked her first job at age 13 at the Columbus Zoo. She attended North Hunterdon High School in Annandale, NJ, and was first runner-up at the Hunterdon County pageant. In 1989, she graduated with Honors (Phi Beta …

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Katie Finamore

Katie Finamore

Director of Experiential Opportunities

Phone:
(716) 286-8687
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall, Room 420

Katie Finamore is a Buffalo native who has worked in the hospitality industry for several years. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration from Boston University. During her time at BU, she completed internships at both the Buffalo and the Boston Convention and …

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Patricia A. Navarroli

Patricia A. Navarroli

Secretary to the Dean

Phone:
(716) 286-8270
Office Location:
St. Vincent's Hall Room 414

Patricia's official title is secretary to the dean, but her unofficial title may be “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer.” Working with the students in the College of Hospitality and Tourism Management has been an enlightening and …

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