The Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) has announced the 2015 Chairman of the Board for the association, Ryan Turner, current vice-chair for the GRA and co-founder and CEO of Unsukay Community of Businesses, the parent company for Muss & Turner’s, Eleanor’s, Local Three and Common Quarter in Metro-Atlanta.
In 2011, Turner and his partners received the GRA’s Restaurateur of the Year award at the 5th annual GRACE Awards. In 2013, they received the GRA’s Restaurant Neighbor Award for their involvement in founding and launching The Giving Kitchen. Turner currently serves as Board Chairman of The Giving Kitchen, a 501(c)(3) serving those in the restaurant community facing hardship and crisis. Additionally, Turner was named the 2014 Business Person of the Year by the Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the Experienced Entrepreneur category.
As Chairman of the Board, Turner will serve as the Chief Spokesperson for the industry as well as for the association and will lead the GRA Board of Directors. The Chairman of the Board also partakes in several GRA functions throughout the year including the Taste of Georgia Legislative Reception in February, the GRA Golf Tournament in June, the Chairman’s Reception and the GRACE Awards gala in November.