Board of Directors

Anthony Zaller, Chair
Zaller Law Group

John Tallichet, Past Chair
Specialty Restaurants Corp.

Michele Lange, First Vice Chair
Del Taco

Theodore J. Balestreri, II
Cannery Row Management Co./Sardine Factory

David Barrett 
Southern California Gas Company 

William H. Bender, FCSI
W.H. Bender & Associates

Brett Berglund
SYSCO Los Angeles

Scott Blanchard
The Ken Blanchard Companies

Jot Condie
CRA/CRAF President + CEO

Mike Connelly 
Urban Plates

Cindy Galardi Culpepper
Galardi Group, Inc. / Wienerschnitzel

Kristin Daher 
Powerhouse Communications

Rob DeLiema
BJ’s Restaurants Foundation

A. Thomas Ferdinandi
Milano Restaurants Int’l dba Me-n-Ed’s Pizzeria

Jean Hagan
KROST CPAs

Michael R. Hawkins
Green Street Restaurant

Wayne Hilston
Employers Insurance 

Dolores Jackson
Lolita’s Restaurants, Inc.

Alice Juarez
Wells Fargo

Mariah Machnikowski
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Carolyn D. Olsen
Coca-Cola Refreshments (Foodservice)

Randy Slentz
Fresh Point Southern California

Pia Tinsley
The Lofte Creative

Kent Walrack
Lyons Magnus

Emeritus Board Members:

Bob Spivak
Grill Concepts, Inc. dba Daily Grill

Russ Bendel
Habit Restaurants, LLC

Guy Fieri
Johnny Garlic’s

James Burke, Ph.D.
The Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. – Cal Poly Pomona

Jerald Chesser, Ed.D.
The Collins College of Hospitality Mgmt. – Cal Poly Pomona

Bill Main
Bill Main & Associates

David E. Stockman

Maureen Trippe
Omnivore Technologies

Honorary Board Member:

Joe Brodie
Leverage Buying Group