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About our Seven Stars Award™ Team and the International Advisory Board, on the right. These carefully chosen distinctive board members are a global network of experts who have agreed to give the Seven Stars and Stripes Foundation meaningful input on a regular basis in many different areas, including organizational development, policy, and they may suggest establishments that deserve the outmost recognition. Their abilities, experience, and knowledge represents the vision of the ultimate global recognition, Seven Stars and Stripes. The Board advises in all affairs; sometimes questions will be directed at the whole group, sometimes individuals are consulted. They share an active dialog with the management of Seven Stars and Stripes. They are chosen not as a ‘list of highly recognizable names’, but as a group of people that the Seven Stars and Stripes teams interacts and consults; we will engage independent consultants to assist in the evaluation of specific issues concerning the industry.

Thorsten Buehrmann (Piosczyk)

Thorsten Buehrmann is the President and Founder of Seven Stars and Stripes®, Inc. The world traveler and global entrepreneur is an expert in multi-cultural marketing, global market development, studied IT and worked in the field of luxury hospitality after his honorable discharge as naval officer. Mr. Buehrmann is considered as a true gentleman and gourmet. Luxury establishments around the world trust and highly respect his expertise.

His photo-journalistic review style is easily recognizable, syndicated and prominently featured in the book collection edition of Seven Stars and Stripes® and affluent magazines. He is fluent in English and German. With 20 years of continuous education and studies, this distinctive gentleman still finds the time to enjoy his favorite hobbies, scuba diving and photography.

John Lomitola

John Lomitola Vice President of Seven Stars and Stripes, Inc.; a syndicated journalist with an award winning smile is the Executive Editor-in-Chief, Wine and Culinary Ambassador, who has published many reviews and ratings in his own distinct, eloquent and refined style.

At times living in Austria, Italy, Japan and several states in the US, Mr Lomitola became enamored with global taste.

While attending school in diverse locations around the world, Mr Lomitola was fortunate to meet various people of different ethnicities, traditions and backgrounds and developed friendships while at the same time laying a firm foundation for a life of travel, adventure and culinary appreciation. John & his wife Phyllis Lomitola are traveling with a special emphasis placed on visiting some of the finest resorts with the best locations coupled with outstanding cuisines, wines and products. During the course of the last few years, John became involved with the company that would come to challenge the current accepted methods of judging and ratifying lifestyle products and services for the benefit of the public. John has dedicated himself to traveling the globe in search of the finest that life has to offer.

Ingrid Lemme

Ingrid Lemme, celebrated and adored by her fans, wrote the script for her talk show American Dream® and produced the show herself until she was discovered by a commercial TV station a decade ago. The award-winning American Dream Show (filmed at Gurney's Inn in the Hamptons, NY) is aired prime time to 5 million households on Hamptons TV® WVVH and watched throughout New York, New Jersey and Westchester.

Viewers world-wide are watching Hamptons TV and the American Dreams Show in real-time by logging on to and on Time Warner's new Video On Demand Channel 1111. Marketing expert Ingrid Lemme and her team were essential in the development of the Seven Stars global marketing strategy and she is part of the original founders board.

Andrej Petratschkov

Mr. Andrej Petratschkow is our Vice President for Russia and Former Soviet States Division. Diplomat Petratschkow, fluent in English, German and Russian, served as advisor in the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and represented Russia in Hamburg Germany as Senior Consul. Mr. Petratschkow studied International Law, Communication & Relations in Moscow at the MGIMO University. Now he is as a businessman active in consulting and investment as well.

Marcus Chalut

Mr. Marcus Chalut, Research Quality Management Director. The investor and entrepreneur has traveled the world extensively for decades and loves photography, golfing and snorkeling. He is emerging in the keenly competitive hospitality market and provides the Seven Stars teams with preliminary comparisons on the global level.

Marjam Anja Kerstin Siracusa - Contessa di Villalta

Mrs. Marjam Anja Siracusa, Contessa di Villalta is the ‘Seven Stars Intermediary’ to ‘The Royals of the World’. The Contessa is an accomplished TV and print journalist and specializes in ‘Monarchies’, ‘Court Etiquette’, ‘Connoisseur of Court’, ‘Africa’ and ‘Luxury’. Fluent in German, French, English and Spanish the Contessa received several Awards and Honors on Record.

Stefan Deyerler

Stefan Deyerler Esq. is the legal advisor for Seven Stars and Stripes, Inc. concerning our business matters in Europe. His position as in-house counsel for an international corporation based in Germany emphasizes his expertise in the areas of national and international law, particulary with regard to corporate and commercial legal matters.

Stefan graduated from the Faculty of Law at Mannheim University and gained his second legal state examination in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Karlsruhe, what makes him a fully qualified German lawyer. After working for an international firm based in Stuttgart for more than two years, Stefan Deyerler recently joined the legal department of a holding company at an international group of companies based in Nuremberg. Stefan got recently married to his wife Maria and they make their home near Frankfurt, Germany. His favorite hobbies are ballroom dancing, biking, tennis, sailing and snorkeling. Stefan Deyerler is also very much interested in politics, history, IT, photography and traveling.

The Advisory Board - People
of integrity, values and taste.

StarWalter Staib
    Trustee of the Culinary Institute of America, Les Amis d`Escoffier Society, Inc.

StarDavid Benton
    General Manager, Entrepreneur

StarMarc Bauer
    Master Chef, The French Culinary Institute

StarEric Weiss
     President Service Arts New York

StarKurt Scheller
     The Cordon Noir Gourmet Club, Cercle des Chefs de Cuisine Bern (Switzerland), Toques Blanches International

StarPascal Clair
    Executive Pastry Chef, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai - U.A.E.

StarGeorge Hirsch
    Executive Chef, Author and National TVHost 'George Hirsch LIving it UP!'

StarVincent P. Michaels
    CEO VPM Hospitality, Inc.

StarSteve Haweeli
    President Wordhampton

StarPhil Lempert
    NBC-Today, WOR, Consumer Advocate

StarDenise Kasell
    Director, Hamptons International Film Festival

StarBruce Northam
    American Detour, National Geographic Traveler

StarDan Rattiner
    Editor in Chief Dan’s Papers, Dan’s Magazine, Professor

StarPaul Sladkus
    President Good News Broadcast

StarLori Stokes
    ABC, Good Morning America

StarAngela Susan Anton
    CEO & Publisher of the Anton Community Newspapers

StarNasser Samman
    GM Garden City Hotel

StarLorenzo Giannuzzi
    Managing Director Forte Village

StarHeinz Winkler
    Celebrity Chef & Restaurateur

StarMartn Schneck
    GM Villa Padierna Palace Hotel

StarSjefke Jansen
    GM Le Touessrok Mauritius

StarBernhard Loew
    GM and Reginoal Director Schlossle Group

StarWolfgang Fischer
    Executive Chef Emirates Palace, U.A.E.

StarPaolo Sanavia
    CEO at Solaya Hotels & Resort

StarEckart Witzigmann
    Celebrity Chef

StarUwe Wagner
    Instructor and Mentor at eCornell & Founding Member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association

StarThomas Noll
    President / Owner TN Hotels & More

StarRodderich Leffler
    General Director at Kharkiv Palace - Premier Int. Hotels

StarWolfgang Nitschke
    Top Hotelier

StarUdo Heine
    MD Leopolis Hotel

StarGiorgio Borgonovo
    GM Cristallo Hotel Spa & Golf

StarPaolo Biscioni
    Top Hotelier

StarJaakko Nuutila
    Advisor for Green and Organic Initiatives

StarClemens Faber
    Director of Operations Planhotel Group

StarJames Davey
    Emmy Award® winning TV Director/Producer

StarHagen Hoppenstedt
    Mâitre & Sommelier

StarFred Wörner
    Owner Karkloof Safari Spa

StarAndreas Vögl
    CMC Hotel & Tourismus Management Consulting

StarMichael Wieser
    Top Hotelier

StarJoachim Fischer
    CEO Tourism Insider

StarHermann Simon
    Associate Director Austria of Global Hospitality Solutions

Seven Stars and Stripes, Inc.
30 Laurel Drive * P.O. BOX 5044
Montauk, NY 11954 - USA

USA 1.800.7.AWARD.1

USA Phone: +1 631.238.5023

USA Mobile: +1 631.807.6607

USA Fax: +1 631.668.1883

EUROPE Phone: +49 (0)4421.7479369

EUROPE Mobile: +49 (0)170.9929911

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