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Five Trustees Added to RIT Board
Bart Guerreri
RIT is adding five new members to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees, each of whom are business leaders from diverse industries, were announced during RIT’s West Coast Board of Trustees meeting, which took place July 9-11.

  • Bart Guerreri '67 (shown above) is founder, chairman and president of DSD Laboratories
  • Donald Truesdale '87 is a partner at Goldman Sachs & Company
  • Kevin Surace '85 is president and CEO of Serious Materials
  • Andrew Brenneman '88 is a senior national account executive with Sprint Nextel
  • Lawrence Burns is vice president for research and development and strategic planning at General Motors Corporation

RIT Students Create a ‘Missing Link’ For the World’s Hospitality Industry
hospitality students
From left, RIT School of Hospitality and Service Management professor David Crumb, software engineering students Marc Baumbach and Chris Geiss, hospitality student Breana Sniezek and Courtyard by Marriot General Manager Jeff Shutt have been instrumental in the success of Hotel Proxy. Baumbach, Geiss and Sniezek developed the program.

Three RIT graduates from the class of 2008 have transformed a key portion of how Rochester-area hotels do business—and they’re looking to expand their impact across the country.

Breana Sniezek, Chris Geiss and Marc Baumbach have teamed to create a Web site,, which revolutionizes the way hotels communicate with one another.

Hotels have traditionally relied on phone calls as its primary method of communication, meaning each hotel must spends hours on the phone to ascertain rate and availability information from other hotels within their market.

For these and other news stories, visit the University News Web site.

  • RIT students make strong showing at ADDY Awards
  • Research team hopes to shift photonics technologies to widespread use
  • Newman leads abolishionist seminar in historic Philadelphia
  • Online learning earns excellence award

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