Event & Meeting Planning Faculty
Jill Wien Badger
Continuing Education/ROP Instructor Jill Wien Badger holds a designated subject Teaching Credential in Event and Conference Planning; Hotel and Lodging Occupations and Business & Computer Applications from the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing (CCTC). A veteran of Hyatt and Westin Hotels & Resorts in both food and beverage management, as well as sales and marketing, she has been a contributor of feature articles and co-wrote the monthly column Coming to Terms in The Meeting Professional Magazine. She presented at the MPI Professional Education Conference and the World Education Congress in 1997, 1998 and 2000. In 1995, she was awarded “Meeting Professional of the Year” by the San Diego Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. Her passion for global cuisine continued to develop when she worked with “celebrity chefs” at the annual Food & Wine Magazine Classic in Aspen for 15 years. She is particularly proud of her autographed cookbook collection!