April Fogle is the Vice President of Restaurant Operations for Kahala Brands, with specific responsibility for The Counter/BUILT, and very passionate about the hospitality business, operational excellence and people development. A 25-year restaurant industry veteran, she has worked for private, corporate casual dining, franchise-owned restaurants and hotels. In 2014, she was awarded Carlson’s Franchise Director of Operations of the Year Award, and, in 2005, Carlson’s USA Franchise Operator of the Year. She graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a Culinary Arts and Food Service Management Degree. April currently resides in the Los Angeles area.