Advisory Council

Meet our trusted advisers who help shape the RLC known today

Susan Adzick

VP, Sales & Marketing
McLane Foodservice

John Allegretto

President & CEO
The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen – Pizza, Burgers and Spirits

Doug Allison

VP of Industry Relations
PepsiCo Foodservice

Jeff Baker

Group Vice President - Foodservice
Hormel Foods Corp.

Daniel Beem

President, International
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Peter Boylan

President
Ballard Brands, LLC

Steve Bradley

Corporate VP of Sales
Wilbur Curtis

Paul Carolan

Chief Operating & Development Officer
Mongolian Concepts

Nick Cole

Group Head, Executive Vice President, Restaurant Finance and Gaming Groups
Wells Fargo Corporate Banking

Chris Cramer

CEO & Co-Founder
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Craig Culver

Chairman and Co-Founder
Culver's

Steve DeSutter

CEO
FOCUS Brands

Gerry A. Fernandez

President & Founder
Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance

Don Fox

CEO
Firehouse Subs

Philip Friedman

CEO
Salsarita's Fresh Cantina

Anand Gala

President & CEO
Gala Capital Partners

Eric Greenwald

President and COO
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

Steve Hammel

Dining Services Program Director
U.S. Navy, Southwest Region

Glen R. Helton

CEO
Kudu Corporation in Saudi Arabia

Steve Hester

Senior Director, Corporate Procurement
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Hattie Hill

President & CEO
Women's Foodservice Forum

Paul Hineman

CFO
First Watch Restaurants, Inc.

Paul Hitzelberger

President & CEO
Utah Del Inc. dba Del Taco

Steve Huse

CEO
Huse Inc.

Chuck Knudsen

VP Sales, National Accounts
Georgia-Pacific Professional

Paul Mangiamele

Chairman & CEO
Legendary Restaurant Brands

Mike Manzo

COO
Jersey Mike's Franchise

David McCullough

President
Freepour Controls Inc.

Jeff Moosa

President
Circle M Brands, LLC.

Navin Nagrani

Executive VP & Principal
Hilco Global

Chris Newcomb

Co-Founder and CEO
Newk’s Eatery

Gerrine Pan

Founder
Relevant Mobile

Steve Romaniello

Managing Director
Roark Capital

Doug Sutton

President
Steritech

Ware Sykes

VP – Restaurant Strategy
Yelp

Ward Usmar

President
PAVILION

Terry Varner

Vice President
Herman/Stewart Construction and Development, Inc.

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