Our Leadership

NRAEF Board of Trustees & Senior Leadership

NRAEF Senior Leadership & Board Officers

Michelle Korsmo

Michelle Korsmo

Chief Executive Officer
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Rob Gifford

Rob Gifford

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Kent Walrack

Kent Walrack

Lyons Magnus (Former)

James Fripp

James Fripp

Vice Chair
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Shaun Beard

Shaun Beard


NRAEF Board of Trustees

Archna Malhotra Becker

Bhojanic Restaurant and Catering

Horace G. Dawson

Red Lobster Seafood Co.

David Edward Dittenber

Downtown Restaurant Investments

John Eastman

Auto-Chlor Services LLC

Hector Gallardo

The Coca-Cola Company

Marilou Halvorsen

New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association

Kristine Hillmer

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

William D. Kohl

Greenwood Hospitality Group

Brett Ladd

Sodexo Government

Carrie Leishman

Delaware Restaurant Association

Jeffrey Lobdell

Restaurant Partners Management, LLC (4gr8food Brands)

Chris Loflin


Perry Miele

Nestlé Professional

Donna Quadri-Felitti

Penn State School of Hospitality Management

Scott Redler

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers

Dan Rowe


Christopher Savvides

Black Angus Restaurant

Laurie Ann Schalow

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Rich Schneider

Areas USA

Susannah Sellers-Ryan


Bahjat Shariff

Twisters Corp./VKC Delights

Jay Stieber

Lettuce Entertain You

Lance Trenary

Golden Corral Corporation

Kelli Valade

Black Box Intelligence

Curtis Wilson

American Express Company

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