The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation selected Lynette McKee to serve as its executive director, effective July 5, 2011.

In her new role, McKee will lead the NRAEF efforts in the areas of education, community engagement and the promotion of career opportunities.

Prior to joining the NRAEF, McKee spent more than 20 years in leadership positions at a variety of foodservice companies, including Checkers Restaurants, Dunkin' Brands, Burger King Corporation and Metromedia Restaurant Group.