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Our Leadership

NRAEF Board Officers & Senior Leadership

NRAEF Board Officers & Senior Leadership

Dawn Sweeney

Dawn Sweeney

President and Chief Executive Officer
National Restaurant Association and National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill

Roark Capital Group

Stan Harris

Stan Harris

Vice Chair
Louisiana Restaurant Association

Rob Gifford

Rob Gifford

Executive Vice President
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Susan E. Adzick

Susan E. Adzick

McLane Foodservice, Inc.

NRAEF Board of Trustees

Norman Abdallah

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

Vic Allred

Jazz, a Louisiana Kitchen

Greg Barber

PepsiCo Global Foodservice Division

Shaun Beard

SAVOR and Premier Brands

Robert Black

A Good Egg Dining Group

Brian Casey

The Oak Hill Tavern & The Company Picnic Company

Susan Connelly

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Tommy Cvitanovich

Drago's Seafood Restaurant

Jessica Dunker

Iowa Restaurant Association

John Eastman

Auto-Chlor Services LLC

Joseph Essa

Wolfgang Puck Worldwide

James Fripp

Yum! Brands

Marilou Halvorsen

New Jersey Restaurant Association

Stan Harris

Louisiana Restaurant Association

Hattie HIll

Women's Foodservice Forum

Roger Kaplan


Emily Williams Knight

Study Group

William B. Kohl

Greenwood Hospitality Group

Brett Ladd

Sodexo Government Services

Joel Neuman

Coca-Cola North America

Melvin Rodrigue

Galatoire's Restaurants

Kevin Settles

Bardenay Restaurants and Distilleries

Bahjat Shariff

Howley Bread Group, Ltd. (dba Panera Bread)

Derek Small

Troop Cafe

Lance Trenary

Golden Corral Corporation

Kent Walrack

Lyons Magnus

Curtis Wilson

American Express

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