BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The ORA and ORA Education Foundation Board of Directors consists of dedicated industry leaders from all aspects of restaurant, foodservice & hospitality operations throughout Ohio.

The ORA and ORA Education Foundation Board of Directors consists of dedicated industry leaders from all aspects of restaurant, foodservice & hospitality operations throughout Ohio.

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Sam Lindsley

SAM LINDSLEY

​Chair

Michael Symon Restaurants

Cleveland

SAM LINDSLEY

​Chair

Michael Symon Restaurants

Cleveland

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SHEILA TRAUTNER

SHEILA TRAUTNER

​Vice Chair

Taste Hospitality Group 

Gahanna

SHEILA TRAUTNER

​Vice Chair

Taste Hospitality Group 

Gahanna

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MIKE HAUNERT

MIKE HAUNERT

​Treasurer

Sysco Cincinnati, LLC

Cincinnati​

MIKE HAUNERT

​Treasurer

Sysco Cincinnati, LLC

Cincinnati​

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GARY CALLICOAT

GARY CALLICOAT

​Secretary

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern​

Columbus

GARY CALLICOAT

​Secretary

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern​

Columbus

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JAMIE RICHARDSON

JAMIE RICHARDSON

Immediate Past Chairman

White Castle System, Inc.

Columbus

JAMIE RICHARDSON

Immediate Past Chairman

White Castle System, Inc.

Columbus

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Roy Getz

Top Notch Restaurant Group

Columbus

Julius Dorsey

Dorsey & Company

​Cleveland

Prakash Karamchandani

Balance Pan-Asian Grille

​Toledo

Kerry Boyle

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Columbus

Robert Abruzzi

Bob Abruzzi Consulting, LLC

​Warren

Paul D. Belle

Firehouse Subs

​Columbus

Doug Fahrenholz

The Wasserstrom Company

​Columbus

Michael S. Short

Royalwood Caterers

Cleveland 

Michael P. LaMarca

Master Pizza Franchise Group

Cleveland 

Johnathan Lanni

Thunderdome Restaurant Group

​Cincinnati 

Evan Andrews

Montgomery Inn

​Cincinnati 

Ryan Rose

Romeo's Pizza

​Medina

Roy Getz

Top Notch Restaurant Group

Columbus

Julius Dorsey

Dorsey & Company

​Cleveland

Prakash Karamchandani

Balance Pan-Asian Grille

​Toledo

Kerry Boyle

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Columbus

Robert Abruzzi

Bob Abruzzi Consulting, LLC

​Warren

Paul D. Belle

Firehouse Subs

​Columbus

Doug Fahrenholz

The Wasserstrom Company

​Columbus

Michael S. Short

Royalwood Caterers

Cleveland 

Michael P. LaMarca

Master Pizza Franchise Group

Cleveland 

Johnathan Lanni

Thunderdome Restaurant Group

​Cincinnati 

Evan Andrews

Montgomery Inn

​Cincinnati 

Ryan Rose

Romeo's Pizza

​Medina

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Jeffrey Hundt

Ecolab

​Cleveland

Vince Stasiulewicz

Hylant

Columbus

Brody Danner

Submarine House

Dayton

Jeff Fix

RDP Foodservice

Columbus

Nick Kostis (Emeritus)

Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club

Cleveland

Michael Sylvester

Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill

​Canton

Rachel Airhart

Brandywine Country Club

​Maumee

Robert Blum

Dunkin'

Akron

Blaire Luciano

Wendy's Company

Columbus

Wayne Schick

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Columbus

Adrian Adornetto

Adornetto's Selected Italian Foods

Zanesville

Jeffrey Hundt

Ecolab

​Cleveland

Vince Stasiulewicz

Hylant

Columbus

Brody Danner

Submarine House

Dayton

Jeff Fix

RDP Foodservice

Columbus

Nick Kostis (Emeritus)

Pickwick & Frolic Restaurant and Club

Cleveland

Michael Sylvester

Hide-A-Way Buffalo Grill

​Canton

Rachel Airhart

Brandywine Country Club

​Maumee

Robert Blum

Dunkin'

Akron

Blaire Luciano

Wendy's Company

Columbus

Wayne Schick

Cameron Mitchell Restaurants

Columbus

Adrian Adornetto

Adornetto's Selected Italian Foods

Zanesville

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ORA Committees

COMMITTEES
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COMMITTEES

The ORA has 12 committees, each with its own objectives and chair, in order to tackle big issues and come up with solutions that impact our members and Ohio's restaurant, foodservice & hospitality industry. The committees are comprised of ORA Board of Director members, ORA staff, as well as top industry leaders and professionals throughout the Buckeye state.


Executive Committee

Finance Committee

Code of Regulations Committee

Nominating Committee

Government Affairs - PAC Committee

Ohio ProStart® (ORA Education Foundation) Committee

Local Restaurant Alliances Committee

Mid-America Restaurant Expo Committee

Long-Term Strategy Committee

Human Resources Committee

Technology Committee

Brand Transformation Committee

The ORA has 12 committees, each with its own objectives and chair, in order to tackle big issues and come up with solutions that impact our members and Ohio's restaurant, foodservice & hospitality industry. The committees are comprised of ORA Board of Director members, ORA staff, as well as top industry leaders and professionals throughout the Buckeye state.


Executive Committee

Finance Committee

Code of Regulations Committee

Nominating Committee

Government Affairs - PAC Committee

Ohio ProStart® (ORA Education Foundation) Committee

Local Restaurant Alliances Committee

Mid-America Restaurant Expo Committee

Long-Term Strategy Committee

Human Resources Committee

Technology Committee

Brand Transformation Committee

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