Board of Directors

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.

Jim Rowe, Chair
Consolidated Restaurants, Seattle, Executive Committtee
PhilCostelloWEBPhil Costello, Vice Chair & Co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee
Stop N Go Family Drive In, Spokane, Executive Committee
Mark Chriest, Secretary/Treasurer & Chair of Finance Committee
Oki Development Inc., Seattle. Executive Committtee
Bret Stewart, Immediate Past Chair
Center Twist, Inc., Woodinville, Executive Committtee
Gary Sutter, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Airway Heights, Executive Committtee
ErinMiller_WebErin Everhart
Longhorn Barbecue, Inc., Spokane Chapter Chair
NickMusser_webNick Musser, Seattle Restaurant Alliance President
Icon Grill, Seattle
Brian Moreno
McDonald’s WA State Operators Association, Othello
Karissa Bresheare
Gourmet Latté, Mill Creek
Chad MacKay
El Gaucho Hospitality, Seattle
CraigSchaefer_WEBCraig Schaefer
Hotel Andra, Seattle
Reggie Frederick
Chalet Bowl, Tacoma
Scott Dickinson
Dickinson Northwest Inc., Vancouver
PeteHanning_webPete Hanning
Red Door, Seattle
BoardMember_WebBob Materne
Swinging Doors Tavern, Spokane
Jeff Iverson, Jr.
RAM International, Lakewood
Mike George
Food services of America, Spokane
Amy Igloi
Amy’s on the Bay, Port Orchard
Dwayne Northrop
Garlic Jim’s Franchise International, Inc., Mill Creek
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

WRA Education Foundation Board of Directors

  • Nancy Swanger, President
    WSU School of Hospitality Business Management, Pullman
  • Gary Sutter, Vice President
    Northern Quest Casino & Resort, Airway Heights
  • Naja Hogander, Immediate Past President
    Skyline at First Hill, Seattle
  • Kenneth Shore, Treasurer
    Red Lion Hotels, Spokane
  • Peter Braun, WRA, Immediate Past President
    Orchard Foods, Silverdale
  • Betty Klattenhoff
    Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia
  • Dave Lumberg
    Ecolab, Colbert
  • Debe Nagy-Nero
    The Holland, Inc., Burgerville, Vancouver
  • Jacque Farrell
    Farrelli’s Woodfire Pizza, Tacoma
  • Carrie Finlon
    Northwest Restaurants, Inc., KFC, Woodinville
  • Kristen Jensen
    Shawn O’Donnell’s Restaurant
  • Mike Abercrombie
    Food Services of America
  • Shawn Garner
    Duck Delivery of Washington
  • Louis Huang
    Arrow AV, Spokane
  • Becky Wilson
    Lincoln High School, Tacoma
  • Brad Smith
    Yakima Valley Community College, Grandview
  • Mary Miller
    WA State Labor & Industries, Olympia