Global Best Practices Conference

January 27-29, 2019
Changers of Commerce January 30th
Registration is open!

Margo Manning

Chief Operations OfficerDave & Busters

Peter Romeo

Editor At LargeRestaurant Business

John Poulos


Tanya Corners

Vice President of Human ResourcesThe Habit Burger Grill

Laura Sorensen

CPOFirst Watch

Roz Mallet

President and CEOPhaseNext Hospitality

John Hope Bryant

Chairman and CEOOperation HOPE

Ronnie Berry

Chief People OfficerCity Barbeque

Mercy Senchur

COO, Eat'n Park RestaurantsEat'n Park

Karen Bolden

CPOEat'n Park

Stephanie Bright

Corporate Director, FIeld Human ResourcesWhataburger

Jacqueline O’Reilly

VP Marketingla Madeleine

Sam King

CEO/FounderKing's Seafood Company

Kevin Barnes

CFOCotton Patch Cafe

Janet Malloy

VP, Talent ManagementDarden

Britannie Sellars

Vice President Operation Talent DevelopmentBJ's Restaurants

Christopher Caserta

VP of Talent ManagementRed Lobster

Tina Hebert

Vice President, Human ResourcesLe Duff America

Rich Waring

Senior VPVillage Hospitality

RJ Thomas

President / COOKing's Seafood Company

Christopher Shand

Vice President of HR & Management DevelopmentSilver Diner

Lon Ledwith

EVP OperationsBJ's Restaurants, Inc.

Kelly Ellerman

Chief People OfficerKing's Seafood Company

Jeff Erts

Sr. Director Human Resourcesla Madeleine

Kyle Frazier

Director, US Operations IntegrationKrispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Michelle Carlson

Director of TrainingRMH Franchise

Maria Rivera

VP, US OperationsKrispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Dona Costa

VP of Human ResourcesWillie's Grill & Icehouse

Alissa Church

Sr. Director of L&DMain Event Entertainment

Celton Hayden, Jr.

President & CEOCC's Coffee House

Dom Perry

VP Chili's PeopleWorksBrinker International

Toni Quist

Chief People OfficerPerkins & Marie Callender's, LLC

Lou Kaucic

Board MemberFlynn Restaurant Group

Doug Comings

SVP/COOChili's Grill & Bar

Jennifer Hansen

Director of People ResourcesRMH

Diane Sanford

Chief People OfficerOn The Border LLC

Marie Perry

Chief Financial Officer | Jamba JuiceConference Chair

Claudia Schaefer

Chief Marketing Officer | Jamba JuiceConference Chair

Sarah King

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resource OfficerDarden

Betsey Bakker

Senior Director, Franchise HRSONIC Industries, Inc.

Todd Peacock

Regional Vice President of Operationsla Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

John Cahill

President & COOla Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe

Michael Hackney

VP, Management & Employee TrainingCracker Barrel Old Country Store

Lou Sposato

Senior Director, HR & Talent AcquisitionFirst Watch Corporate Office

Rene Prats


Cherie Neyrey

Vice President of Training & Strategic ImplementationOn The Border

Tim Johnson

VP Human Resources & Organizatonal EffectivenessWFF

Libby Saylor Wright

Chief Operating OfficerWFF

Jason Ferrara

Chief Marketing and Strategy OfficerOutmatch

Stephanie Callihan

Director of Business IntelligenceCotton Patch Cafe

Rachael Kelly-Marcus

Director of HRCotton Patch Cafe

Sarah Lockyer

Group PublisherNRN Restaurant & Food Group

Beaux Wellborn

HCM Process ConsultantPaycor

Kasey Reese Dickson

Sr. Sales EngineerCompeat Software

Selim Bassoul

Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerThe Middleby Corporation

Simon Mainwaring

Founder and CEOWeFirst

Milo Cress

FounderBe Straw Free

Ed O’Boyle

Global Practice LeaderGallup

Joe Kefauver

Managing PartnerAlign Public Strategies

Jesica Talbert

Director of OpperationsEat My Catfish

Dan Murphy

National Vice President SalesCompeat Software

Michael McNamara

Senior Principal, Spending PulseMasterCard

Josh Prigge

Founder and CEOSustridge

Niraj Patel

Senior ConsultantGallup

Scott DeKoster

Senior Managing ConsultantGallup

Rand Stagen

Managing DirectorStagen

James Pogue, Ph.D

CEOJames Pogue Enterprises

Hattie Hill

President & CEOWomen's Foodservice Forum

Jay Wink

Variable Hour Practice LeaderTrion Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

JP Nguyen

Account ExecutiveCompeat Software

Odale Cress

Be Straw Free

Reid Wagner

Variable Hour Practice LeaderTrion Group, a Marsh & McLennan Agency, LLC

Steve King

ChairmanDave & Busters

Shelly Pierce

Director of TrainingOn The Border

Gina Morrison

Executive AssistantTDn2K

Kathleen Koehler

Senior Director, White Box Social IntelligenceTDn2K

Catherine Kaucic

Marketing CoordinatorTDn2K

Amy Valentine

Associate Business AnalystTDn2K

Joni Doolin

Co-Founder & CEOTDn2K

Zach Stanford

Senior BI AnalystTDn2K

Liz da Silva


Wallace Doolin

Chairman and Co-FounderTDn2K

Sarah Higgins

Executive Director, MarketingTDn2K

Jennifer Hubert

Director of AnalysisTDn2K

Sanjana Shetty

Member Services CoordinatorTDn2K

Printice Lawton

Director of Business DevelopmentTDn2K

Victor Fernandez

Vice President, Insights and KnowledgeTDn2K

Allyanna Pascone

Senior Business AnalystTDn2K

Brittany Parker

Digital Marketing and Content ManagerTDn2K

Monique Dilonga

Senior Manager, Member ServicesTDn2K

Michael Harms

Vice President, OperationsTDn2K

Megan Lynberg

Director, Business DevelopmentTDn2K

Tom Horne

Director, Business DevelopmentTDn2K

Nancy Thomas


Melissa Doolin-Koehne

Vice President, Business DevelopmentTDn2K

Sheryl Coyne-Batson

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships TDn2K

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Global Best Practices Conference