georgia restaurant association Board of Directors

Advisory Board

Patrick Cuccaro, Affairs to Remember Caterers

Phil Hickey, Miller’s Ale House

Pano Karatassos, Buckhead Life Restaurant Group

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

M. Anderson (Andy) Piper, Chick-fil-A

Jim Squire, Firestorm

Executive Committee

Jamie Durrence, Chair, Daniel Reed Hospitality

Tripp Harrison, Past Chair, Goodwill of Middle Georgia & Augusta’s River Region | Helms College | Edgar’s Hospitality Group

Stephanie Fischer, Vice Chair, Paradies Lagardère

Perry McGuire, Treasurer, Chick-fil-A Franchisee

Shawn Hooks, Secretary, Firehouse Subs

Karen Bremer, CAE, CEO, Georgia Restaurant Association

Board of Directors

Don Balfour, Waffle House

Jay Bandy, Goliath Consulting Group

Tal Baum, Oliva Restaurant Group

Dr. Debra Cannon, Georgia State University

Reggie Coachman, RCD Business Consultants

Shannayl Deckard, Legacy Ventures

Mike Dixon, Focus Brands

Tray Doster, Zaxby’s

Stuart Fierman, Fifth Group Restaurants

Steve Gibson, TalentServed

Laura Grunwald, Taco Mac

LeMonica Hakeem, Conekt Hospitality

Thomas Halford, TSC Associates

Ellen Hartman, Hartman Public Relations

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

Joseph Hsiao, H Restaurant Group

Sean Hyslop, Sysco Atlanta

Kevin Jones, The Jones Restaurant Consulting Group

Alexis Kinsey, Fork U Concepts

Julie Kritz, Chick-fil-A

Charles Kuck, Kuck | Baxter Immigration Partners

Matt Mallory, Mallory Agency

Wilson Oswald, Sizzling Steak Concepts

Vipul Patel, US Café

Bill Ray, US Foods

Brian Renshaw, Moore Colson CPAs and Advisors

Jessica Rothacker, Heirloom Café

Jessica Smith, Ted’s Montana Grill

Richard Tang, Tang Hospitality

Matthew Thompson, Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Mike Torino, Amici

Justin Triplett, Cloud IX Concepts

Heather Trotter, The Coca-Cola Company

Hav Usry, Fat Man's Hospitality

Bob Wagner, NetFinancials

Katelin Yates, The Moonhanger Group

PJ Zonsius, Gas South