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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, Immediate Past Chair
Consolidated Restaurants, Seattle, Executive Committee
Bret Stewart, Past Chair
Center Twist, Inc., Woodinville, NRA Representative
Jacque Farrell, Farrell’s Wood Fired Pizza, Tacoma
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
John Nguyen
Emerald City Pizza, Seattle
CraigSchaefer_WEBCraig Schafer
Hotel Andra, Seattle
Reggie Frederick
Chalet Bowl, Tacoma
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
Taylor Hoang
Pho Cyclo Café, Seattle

WRA Education Foundation Board of Directors

Jacque Farrell, Chair
Farrelli’s Woodfire Pizza, Tacoma

Jeff Morgan, Vice Chair
Hop Jack’s LLC, Auburn

Kristen Nannery, Secretary/Treasurer
Shawn O’Donnells Restaurant, Everett

Gary Sutter, Past Chair
Retired Industry Professional of 20+ Years

Carrie Finlon
Northwest Restaurants, Inc., Woodinville

Dave Lumberg
Ecolab, Spokane

Patrick Yearout
Ivar’s, Seattle

Shawn Garner
Duck Delivery of Washington, Sumner

Nick Musser
Icon Grill, Seattle

Bob Cramer
Daniel’s Broiler, Bellevue

Keith Lusk

Erik Christiansen
Coca-Cola, Bellevue

Naja Hogander
Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa, Kirkland

Karen Slusher
Empower Software Solutions

Brenda Marshall
Ferris High School, Spokane

Roger Knapp
Bates Technical College, Tacoma

Josie Bryan
Department of Labor and Industries, Olympia