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Greg
Adkins

CEO
Tennessee Hospitality Association

Louis
Basile

Founder & CEO
Wildflower

David
Birzon

CEO
Snooze, an AM Eatery

Karen
Bremer

CEO
Georgia Restaurant Association

Arjun
Chakravarti, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Management & Marketing
IIT Stuart School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology

Steve
Danon

Senior Vice President of Public Affairs
National Restaurant Association

Lizzy
Freier

Managing Editor
Technomic

Greg
Golkin

Founder and Managing Partner
Kitchen Fund

Mark
Gray

CEO
BarFly Ventures LLC (HopCat)

Mindy
Hanan

President & CEO
Alabama Restaurant & Hospitality Association

Aimee
Harvey

Managing Editor
Technomic

Rahul
Ketkar

Vice President
H.I.G. Capital

Steven
Levitan

Award-Winning Creator, Writer and Director
ABC's Modern Family

Sarah
Lockyer

Senior Vice President, Content
Restaurant Business Magazine

Jonathan
Maze

Executive Editor
Restaurant Business Magazine

Sara
Monnette

Vice President of Innovation
Technomic

Joe
Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

Andy
Pforzheimer

Chairman & Founder
Barteca Restaurant Group

Pat
Riley

President
Miami Heat

Dan
Smith

Chief Executive Officer
Elliot Advantage

Scott
Sonnemaker

Senior Vice President- International Foodservice Operations
Sysco Corporation

Robert
Thompson

Founder & CEO
Punch Bowl Social

Kelly
Weikel

Director, Consumer Insights
Technomic

Educational Forums Speakers

Larry
Fiel

Director of Marketing
PDQ Signature Systems

Natalie
Anderson-Liu

VP of Brand
MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Mary
Aregoni

CEO & Founder
Saigon Sisters

Jason
Bechtold

Director
Sysco Field Marketing

Brandy
Blackwell

Director, Off Premise Marketing
McAlister's Deli

Vani
Chokra

Sr. Director, Segment Visioning
SyscoLABS

Pat
Cobe

Senior Editor
Restaurant Business Magazine and FoodService Director Magazine

Geovannie
Concepcion

Chief Operating Officer
Famous Dave's

Kat
Connor

Co-Founder
XO Marshmallow

Neil
Culbertson

Founder and President
Growth Partners, LLC

Chef Neil
Doherty

Sr. Director, Corporate Executive Chef
Sysco Culinary Development

Mark
Earnest

Senior Director, QA
Captain D's

Janet
Erickson

Owner
48 North Supply Chain Consulting, LLC

Tim
Faveri

Vice President, Sustainability & Shared Value
Maple Leaf Foods Inc

Angela
Fernandez

Vice President, Retail Grocery & Foodservice
GS1 US

Victor
Fernandez

Executive Director, Insights & Knowledge
TDn2K

Dawn
Fitzgerald

Sr. Director
Sysco Marketing Services

Anand
Gala

Managing Partner
Gala Capital Partners, LLC

Steve
Grover

Executive Vice President, Purchasing & Development
COSI Restaurants

Matt
Harding

Director of Culinary
Piada Italian Street Food

Abhi
Jadhav

Senior manager, Marketing Strategy
GP PRO

Frank
Klein

Co-Founder
Asian Box

Heather
Lalley

Editor, Foodservice Group
Winsight Media

Chris
LaRocca

CEO
Crushed Red

Louis
Maskin

Senior Strategist
The Culinary Edge

Dennis
Monroe

Co-Founder and Chairman
Monroe Moxness Berg PA

Dave
Ponce

Chief Marketing Officer & Partner
Wings Etc. Inc.

Gracie
Prasanson

Director of Sales
Jason's Deli

Paul
Rocchio

Vice President, Development & Member Services
IFA

Peter
Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

Dan
Rowe

Founder and CEO | Managing Partner
Fransmart | Kitchen Fund

Spencer
Rubin

Founder & CEO
Melt Shop

Sara
Rush Wirth

Managing Editor
Winsight, LLC

Roy
Salins

Partner
Davis Wright Tremaine

Adam
Schmidt

Director of Marketing
Pie Five Pizza Co.

Mark
Siebert

CEO
iFranchise Group, Inc.

Stewart
Slocum

CMO
Newk's Eatery

Bill
Stutzman

Director, Strategic Initiatives
Ventus

Kendall
Ware

President & COO
Orange Leaf

Andy
Wiederhorn

CEO
FAT Brands

Rob
Wilder

Co-Founder|CEO
ThinkFoodGroup|WineGame

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