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

President
Bruegger's Bagels

Nick Cole

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

Phil Costner

President
Elite Sports Bar Group (ESBG)

Chris Cramer

CEO & Co-Founder
Karl Strauss Brewing Company

Craig Culver

Chairman and Co-Founder
Culver's

Steve DeSutter

CEO
FOCUS Brands

Gregory Dollarhyde

Chairman, Director and Former Chief Energizing Officer, Principal
Zoes Kitchen, The Veggie Grill, Dollarhyde Enterprise Group

Robert Donovan

Corporate VP - Finance
McDonald's Corporation

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

Lauren Goldstein

Partner
The Revelry Group

Tony Gressak

Vice President, Distributor Sales
The Cheesecake Factory Bakery Incorporated

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.

John Inwright

President
QSCC

Kim Kelly-Bartley

CMO
White Castle System, Inc.

Dan Kish

Senior Vice President
Panera Bread Company

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

Martin O’Dowd

Vice Chairman of the Board & President
Hurricane Grill & Wings

Frank Paci

CEO
Corner Bakery

Gerrine Pan

Founder
Relevant Mobile

Tad Phelps

Vice President
NCR Corporation

Herb Ring

National Foodservice Director
The Hershey Company

Steve Romaniello

Managing Director
Roark Capital

Doug Sutton

President
Steritech

Ware Sykes

CEO
Nowait

Ward Usmar

Senior Vice President of Sales
TUUCI

Terry Varner

Vice President
Herman/Stewart Construction and Development, Inc.