Joe has over 35 years of experience in the hospitality/tourism industry. He began his career at Walters State in 2000. In his current role he coordinates the Hospitality Management program. He teaches hospitality and business courses and advises business students. A vital part of his job includes assisting students and graduates in finding meaningful employment through a vast network of area employers. He serves on various boards and committees at the college and with local commerce and hospitality civic groups. Joe is married to Meia who is an Information Technology professional for a regional corporation and is the proud parent of two children, Lucy and Luke. Lucy is an elementary school special education teacher and Luke is a college senior majoring in Hospitality. In his spare time Joe enjoys chilling out with the people closest to him. He also has a knack of cooking and entertaining.