Under his current role, Slater and his wife, Mandy, own and operate Skyline Park, a nostalgic carnival-themed amusement park on top of Ponce City Market Rooftop, Nine Mile Station, a modern beer garden with a panoramic view of the Atlanta skyline, and soon-to-come RFD Social, a restaurant concept opening in the rooftop tower of Ponce City Market. Before Slater Hospitality, Slater and his wife conceptualized and owned a pizza joint called Blue Moon Pizza.
The GRA also welcomes 8 new Board Members for 2018. Among those joining the board are hospitality leaders, such as Debby Cannon who is the Director for the School of Hospitality at Georgia State University. Several restaurateurs joined the board including Reggie Coachman, Vice President of Brand Operations at Cinnabon, Jay Kazlow, President and CEO of Dantanna’s Restaurants, Wilson Oswald, Director of Beverage at Ruth’s Chris Steak House, and Jessica Rothacker, founder of Heirloom Café. The GRA also welcomed industry partners such as Trey Edwards, President of PSG Construction, Matt Mallory, President at Mallory Agency, and Cody Hicks, President at Atlanta Eats.
“We firmly believe that our new Board members, newly appointed Board Chair, and our current roster of Board Members will continue to carry out the mission of the Georgia Restaurant Association to protect and promote Georgia’s second-largest private sector employer,” said Karen Bremer, CEO of the Georgia Restaurant Association. “Their combined experiences and expertise in the foodservice industry will help strengthen the GRA’s impact and awareness to elected officials and restaurateurs around the state.”