Advisory Board

Patrick Cuccaro, Affairs to Remember Caterers

Phil Hickey, Miller’s Ale House

Pano Karatassos, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

Julie Kritz, Chick-fil-A

Alan LeBlanc, Brewed to Serve Restaurant Group

George McKerrow, Jr., Ted’s Montana Grill

John C. Metz, Sterling Culinary Management | Marlow’s Tavern

Mick Miklos, National Restaurant Association (Retired)

Nancy Oswald, Sizzling Steak Concepts

Jim Squire, Franchise Marketing Advisors

Executive Committee

Justin Triplett, Chair | Cloud IX Concepts & MBC Concessions

Stephanie Fischer, Vice Chair | Paradies Lagardère

Alexis Kinsey, Vice Chair | Fork U Concepts

Perry McGuire, Treasurer | Rinnai

Joseph Hsiao, Secretary | H Restaurant Group

Karen Bremer, CAE, President + CEO | Georgia Restaurant Association

Board of Directors

Tal Baum, Oliva Restaurant Group

Juan Calle, Buena Vida Tapas, Big Sky Buckhead, Green Line Rates

Dr. Debra Cannon, Georgia State University

Wade Chancellor, Southern Proper Hospitality

Reggie Coachman, RCD Business Consultants

Shannayl Deckard, Legacy Ventures

Mike Dixon, Focus Brands

Stuart Fierman, Fifth Group Restaurants

Bill Goudey, Copeland's of New Orleans

LeMonica Hakeem, Conekt Hospitality

Thomas Hallford, TSC Associates

D. Taylor Harper, TFH Legal

Ellen Hartman, Hartman Public Relations

Matt Hene, Ironwood, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company

Sean Hyslop, Sysco

Topher Jensen, Gas South

Camila Knowles, Chick-fil-A

Wayne Martin, Jr., Starbucks Coffee Company

Susie Oddo, Unsukay

Wilson Oswald, Sizzling Steak Concepts

Vipul Patel, US Café

Bill Ray, US Foods

Brian Renshaw, Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors

Bradley Saxe, Mainline Foods

Jessica Smith, Ted’s Montana Grill

Richard Tang, Tang Hospitality

Mike Torino, Amici

Heather Trotter, The Coca-Cola Company

Hav Usry, Fat Man's Hospitality

Bud Whitmire, Waffle House