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NRA and NRAEF Name 2024 Boards

The National Restaurant Association and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation named their 2024 board officers, directors, and trustees.

Jeff Lobdell, president and founder of Restaurant Partners Management, LLC., will serve as chair of the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors, and Shaun Beard, senior vice president of SAVOR Hospitality, will serve as chair of the NRAEF Board of Trustees.

Richard Schneider, chief development officer of Areas USA, and Mike Axiotis, CEO and president of the Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group, will serve as vice chair and treasurer of the NRA.

Other NRAEF officers include Bill Kohl, principal of Greenwood Hospitality Group, and Carrie Leishman, president and CEO of the Delaware Restaurant Association, serving as vice chair and treasurer.

Each of the officers will serve a one-year term.

The National Restaurant Association also added several new members to the board. The newly elected directors include:

In addition to naming its new board officers, the NRAEF also introduced its new board trustees. They include: