RHI STAFF AND SENIOR CONSULTANTS

Jim Peters is Founder and President of RHI and oversees development of programs, events and publications. He is a global thought leader who offers comprehensive insights on trends and effective strategies on managing nighttime economies.

Contact  |  831.438.1404

Alicia Scholer is RHI's Associate Director. She is responsible for project management, content writing, marketing collateral and social media strategy. She has managed logistics and developed reports for dozens of Hospitality Zone Assessments.

Contact 831.469.3396 4#

SUSAN HERNANDEZ serves as the Communications Coordinator for the Sociable City Network and liaison to the Cancun Global City project.

Contact  | 831.469.3396 ext 2#

Technical Consultants

Marjorie Ferrer's extensive experience working with all aspects of redeveloping downtowns and small towns. She has created strategies and implemented tactics that have proven successful in redevelopment of many Florida towns and cities.

Contact 561.271.3168

Jocelyn Kane is the former Executive Director of the San Francisco Entertainment Commission (SFEC). Her 15-year tenure at SFEC was instrumental in creation of internal systems, citywide agency connections and best practices and policies.

Contact 415.407.5772

Greg Mullen served as Charleston Police Chief from 2006 through 2017. Mullen created a Responsible Hospitality Group comprised of members of the hospitality and retail industries to help identify key concerns and areas for improvement in the City’s growing nightlife, festivals and special events.

Allison HarNden is the Pittsburgh Nighttime Economy Manager. She assumed this position after working with the Responsible Hospitality Institute (RHI) as an employee and consultant for almost 20 years, guiding 45 communities in creating safe social spaces.

Steve Basting brings his 28 years’ experience with the Milwaukee Police Department to his position as Director PSA Program Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District where he continues to develop collaborative alliances with police and venues to define a future vision of BID management as a partner in nighttime safety.

Miki Stricker-Talbot is an Intrapreneur with the City of Edmonton.  Working in the world of strategic design and social innovation, she approaches life with an innate curiosity and the desire to bring people together to co-create solutions. Miki is an Avenue Magazine Top 40-Under-40 alumna, and Alberta Centennial Medal recipient.

board of directors

Greg DeShields
Executive Director
PHLDiversity

John Bodnovich
Executive Director
American Beverage Licensees

Kathie Durbin
Division Chief, Licensure, Regulation & Education
Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control

tom moriarity
Principal
Retail Development Strategies, LLC

Paul Seres
Founding Trustee
New York City Hospitality Alliance

MARINA LEIGHT
Vice President for Strategic Relationships
Signify

David Downey
President
International Downtown Association

Beth Bagwell
Executive Director
International Town Gown Association

Lester Jones
Chief Economist
National Beer Wholesalers Association

JOHN POULAND
Public Affairs Consultant

 

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businesses and communities to plan safe and vibrant places to socialize.

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