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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

SAM LINDSLEY

​Chairman

Michael Symon Restaurants

Cleveland

SHEILA TRAUTNER

​Vice Chairman

Taste of Hospitality Groups

Gahanna

MIKE HAUNERT

​Treasurer

Sysco Cincinnati, LLC

Cincinnati​

GARY CALLICOAT

​Secretary

Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern​

Columbus

JAMIE RICHARDSON

Immediate Past Chairman

White Castle System, Inc.

Columbus

Roy Getz

Top Notch Restaurant Group

​Columbus

Julius Dorsey

Dorsey & Co.

​Cleveland

Prakash Karamchandani

Balance Pan Asian Grille

​Toledo

Kerry Boyle

Isaac Wiles Law Firm

​Columbus

Robert Abruzzi

Bob Abruzzi Consulting, LLC

​Warren

Paul D. Belle

Firehouse Subs

​Columbus

Doug Fahrenholz

The Wasserstom Company

​Columbus

Michael S. Short

MRoyalwood 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

Jeffery Hundt

Ecolab

​Cleveland

​Kathleen Chugh

Bravo Brio Restaurant Group

​Columbus

Vince Stasiulewicz

Hylant

Columbus

Brody Danner

The 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' Donuts

Akron

Blaire Luciano

Wendy's Company

Columbus

Wayne Schick

Cameron Mitchell Restaurant Group

Columbus

COMMITTEES

The ORA has developed 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 industry. They include our Board of Directors, as well as top industry leaders and professionals throughout the Buckeye state.

Here are just a few:

Executive Committee

Finance Committee

Code of Regulations Commmitee

Nominating Committee

Government Affairs - PAC Committee

Ohio ProStart ® (Education Foundation) Committee

Local Restaurant Alliances Committee

Mid-America Restaurant Expo Committee

Long-Term Strategy Committee

Human Resources Committee

Technology Committee

Brand Transformation Committee