Board of Directors

John Tallichet, Chair
Specialty Restaurants Corp.

Carolyn D. Olsen, Past Chair
Coca-Cola Refreshments (Foodservice)

Anthony Zaller, Vice Chair 
Zaller Law Group

Michele Lange, Second Vice Chair
Del Taco

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

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 

Alice Juarez
Wells Fargo

Mariah Machnikowski
Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar

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