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The Washington Restaurant Association and the WRA Education Foundation each have a volunteer Board of Directors that provide activities and direction. Each board is made up of directors representing all segments of the restaurant industry. Click here for the WRA Bylaws as of January 28, 2014.

To view the WRA Board of Directors three-year strategic plan, meeting minutes and upcoming agendas, or the Executive Committee meeting minutes, click here.

PhilCostelloWEBPhil Costello, Chair
Stop N Go Family Drive In, Spokane, Executive Committee
Chad MacKay, Vice Chair
El Gaucho Hospitality, Seattle,
Executive Committee
Mark Chriest, Secretary/Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee
Oki Development Inc., Seattle.
Executive Committee
Jim Rowe, Past Chair
Consolidated Restaurants, Seattle, Executive Committee
Bret Stewart, Immediate Past Chair
Center Twist, Inc., Woodinville, NRA Representative
Gary Sutter, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights,
Executive Committee
Carla BarajasCarla Barajas
Azteca Mexican Restaurants, Spokane Chapter Chair
Angela StowellAngela Stowell, Seattle Restaurant Alliance Chair
Ethan Stowell Restaurants, Seattle
Brian Moreno
McDonald’s WA State Operators Association, Othello
Karissa Bresheare
Gourmet Latté, Mill Creek
Zach Shelton
General Biodiesel Inc., Seattle
CraigSchaefer_WEBCraig Schafer
Hotel Andra, Seattle
Reggie Frederick
Chalet Bowl, Tacoma
Scott Dickinson
Dickinson Northwest Inc., Vancouver
PeteHanning_webPete Hanning
Red Door, Seattle
Victor Mena
Washington Gold Casinos, Renton
Jeff Iverson, Jr.
RAM International, Lakewood
Randy Irvine
Food Services of America, Seattle
Amy Igloi Creed
Amy’s on the Bay, Port Orchard
Dan Sutton
The Cottage Inn, Wenatchee
Travis Rosenthal
Tango’s & Rumba Restaurants, Seattle
Matt McCarthy
Proximo Spirits, Seattle
Erik Christiansen
Coca-Cola North America, Bellevue
Lane Hoss
Anthony’s Restaurants, Bellevue
Shannon Boldizsar
Starbuck’s Coffee Company, Seattle
Bill Trudnowski
Adriatic Grill, Tacoma
Taylor Hoang
Pho Cyclo Café, Seattle

WRA Education Foundation Board of Directors

  • Gary Sutter, President
    Northern Quest Casino & Resort, Airway Heights
  • Jacque Farrell, Vice President
    Farrelli’s Woodfire Pizza, Tacoma
  • Kristen Jensen, Treasurer
    Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant
  • Nancy Swanger, Immediate Past President
    WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, Pullman
  • Betty Klattenhoff
    Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia
  • Carrie Finlon
    Northwest Restaurants, Inc., KFC, Woodinville
  • Cecilia Stec
    Kentlake High School, Kent
  • Dave Lumberg
    Ecolab, Colbert
  • Debe Nagy-Nero
    The Holland, Inc., Burgerville, Vancouver
  • Erik Carlson
    Teatro Zinzanni, Seattle
  • Joseph Mollerus
    Red Lion Hotels, Spokane
  • Keith Lusk
    Sysco, Kent
  • Mary Miller
    WA State Labor & Industries, Olympia
  • Patrick Yearout
    Ivars, Seattle
  • Peter Braun
    Orchard Foods, Silverdale
  • Shawn Garner
    Duck Delivery of Washington, Sumner
  • Travis Hartley
    Marketeam, Lynnwood