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National Restaurant Association and Educational Foundation Name New Officers

The National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) announced the results from its Board of Directors and Board of Trustees elections.

As previously announced, Jack Crawford, president and CEO for the Ground Round Independent Owners Cooperative, will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association. Joseph Kadow, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and a member of the executive leadership team for Bloomin’ Brands, Inc., will serve as the association’s vice chair. Finally, Jeff Davis, chairman of the United States Beef Corporation, will serve as treasurer for the National Restaurant Association.

As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the NRAEF works to enhance the industry’s service to the public through education, promotion of career opportunities, and community engagement. Serving as chair of the NRAEF is Michael Hickey, executive vice president and president, Global Institutional, Ecolab, Inc. Serving as the NRAED’s vice chair is Lorna Donatone, president and chief operating officer, Sodexo Education. And serving as treasurer of the NRAEF is Greg Hamer, Sr., FMP, managing member of B & G Food Enterprises, LLC.