Board of Directors

Michele Lange, Chair

Anthony Zaller, Immediate Past Chair
Zaller Law Group

 

Kathy Alcaras
Eureka! Restaurant Group

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

Salvador Falcon
ECOLAB

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

Jean Hagan
KROST CPAs

Wayne Hilston
Employers Insurance 

Dolores Jackson
Lolita’s Restaurants, Inc.

Alice Juarez
Wells Fargo

Amada Lacher
More Than Food Group – PorchBox

Roshan Mendis
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

Carolyn D. Olsen
Coca-Cola Refreshments (Foodservice)

John Tallichet
Specialty Restaurants Corp.

Pia Tinsley
The Lofte Creative

Kent Walrack
Retired Executive, Lyons Magnus (Food Manufacturer)

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
M. Connect

Honorary Board Member:

Joe Brodie
Leverage Buying Group