Our Leadership

NRAEF Board Officers & Senior Leadership

NRAEF Board Officers & Senior Leadership

Marvin Irby

Marvin Irby

Interim Chief Executive Officer
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Rob Gifford

Rob Gifford

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Stan Harris

Stan Harris

Louisiana Restaurant Association

Susan E. Adzick

Susan E. Adzick

Vice Chair
McLane Foodservice, Inc.

Kent Walrack

Kent Walrack

Lyons Magnus

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill

Immediate Past Chair
Roark Capital Group

NRAEF Board of Trustees

Vic Allred

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen

Shaun Beard


Kristin Bitter

The Coca-Cola Company

Brian Casey

The Oak Hill Tavern & The Company Picnic Company

Susan Connelly

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

John Eastman

Auto-Chlor Services LLC

James Fripp

Yum! Brands, Inc.

Marilou Halvorsen

New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association

Roger Kaplan


Emily Williams Knight

Texas Restaurant Association

Brett Ladd

Sodexo Government

Chris Loflin


Donna Quadri-Felitti

Penn State School of Hospitality Management

Melvin Rodrigue

Galatoire's Restaurants

Rich Schneider


Susannah Sellers-Ryan


Bahjat Shariff

Howley Bread Group, Ltd. (dba Panera Bread)

Derek Small

Troop Cafe

Lance Trenary

Golden Corral Corporation

Clarice Turner

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Kelli Valade

Black Box Intelligence

Curtis Wilson

American Express Company

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