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Our Leadership

NRAEF Board Officers & Senior Leadership

NRAEF Board Officers & Senior Leadership

Dawn Sweeney

Dawn Sweeney

Chief Executive Officer
National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Rob Gifford

Rob Gifford

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

Geoff Hill

Geoff Hill

Roark Capital Group

Stan Harris

Stan Harris

Vice Chair
Louisiana Restaurant Association

Susan E. Adzick

Susan E. Adzick

McLane Foodservice, Inc.

Sam J. Facchini, FMP

Sam J. Facchini, FMP

Immediate Past Chair
Metro Pizza

NRAEF Board of Trustees

Norman Abdallah

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

Vic Allred

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen

Shaun Beard


Richard J. Brennan, Jr. (Dickie)

Dickie Brennan & Company

Brian Casey

The Oak Hill Tavern & The Company Picnic Company

Susan Connelly

Darden Restaurants, Inc.

Tommy Cvitanovich

Drago's Seafood Restaurant

John Eastman

Auto-Chlor Services LLC

Joe Essa

Thomas Keller Restaurant Group

James Fripp

Yum! Brands

Marilou Halvorsen

New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association

Hattie HIll

Women's Foodservice Forum

Roger Kaplan


Emily Williams Knight

Texas Restaurant Association

Bill Kohl

Greenwood Hospitality Group

Brett Ladd

Sodexo Government Services

Steve Pattison

Restaurant Services, Inc.

Melvin Rodrigue

Galatoire's Restaurants

Tim Ryan

The Culinary Institute of America

Rich Schneider

Spectra Hospitality

Kevin Settles

Bardenay Restaurants and Distilleries

Bahjat Shariff

Howley Bread Group, Ltd. (dba Panera Bread)

Derek Small

Troop Cafe

Joe Taylor

Brinker International, Inc.

Lance Trenary

Golden Corral Corporation

Kent Walrack

Lyons Magnus

Curtis Wilson

American Express Company

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Starting today, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) will celebrate the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) fifth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) by spotlighting how restaurant workers are advancing their careers through apprenticeship.

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