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Supply Chain Management


Our biannnual meetings bring you face-to-face with experienced colleagues and cutting edge ideas. Every contact and topic is focused on the responsibilities you handle.

Meetings address issues such as commodity buying strategies, food safety and cost management — exclusively as they apply to the restaurant industry.

2016 Fall Presentations: Click here to access the presentations

2016 Spring Presentations: Click here to access the presentations

Note: You will need a username & password to access the presentations. To receive a username & password, please email meetings@restaurant.org. Presentations are only open to past Supply Chain Management conference attendees.

Spring Agenda

Coming soon!


The meeting will be held at the Swissotel in Chicago. You will receive detailed housing reservation information in your confirmation email.


Before March 31st: $199
After March 31st $349

Before March 31st: $299
After March 31st: $449

*Operator registration is open to restaurant operators and those who work for restaurant or hospitality companies only.

Who's Attending?

Name Company Title
Rob Dugas Chick-fil-A, Inc. Chief Procurement Officer/Vice President
Les Karel ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop) SVP, Indirect Sourcing & Canada Supply Chain
Sherri Inoa ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop) Director, Indirect Sourcing
Matt Cosson ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop) Vice President, Distribution and Logistics Management
David Cox ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop) President
Brandon Ray Brinker International Executive Assistant
Janet Erickson Brinker International Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations
Charlie Lousignont Brinker International SVP, Supply Chain Management
Steve Pattison Burger King/RSI Restaurant Services CFO
Mary Hempfling Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC Sr. Director, Procurement
Kevin Myres Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC Director, Protein Procurement
Mike Leikam Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC President & CEO
Mark Smith Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC Chief Procurement Officer
Ron Cegnar CEO Partners Inc. President
Tim Campbell Consolidated Concepts Supply Chain Specialist
Wade Winters Consolidated Concepts Vice President, Supply Chain
Pablo Labella Firehouse of America, LLC Manager, International Supply Chain
Pete Carantza Firehouse of America, LLC Director, Supply Chain Services
Brent Wright Five Guys Purchasing Manager
Chris Eichfeld Five Guys Manager, Distribution and Logistic Services
Chris Jones IMC Margaritaville Director, Purchasing
Scott Muyres International Dairy Queen Executive Vice President
Corey Schwitters International Dairy Queen Director, Purchasing
Sarah Stewart-Schultze International Dairy Queen Vice President, Purchasing
Mason Citarello Nordstrom Restaurant Division Manager, Purchasing & Product Development
Deane Gionta Pal's Sudden Service SVP, Supply Chain Management
Wayne Goldman PROcure Advantage Strategic Sourcing Specialist
Mike McKinnon Real Mex Restaurants Vice President, Purchasing
George Hoffman Restaurant Services, Inc. President & Chief Executive Officer
Kathy Smith Ruth's Chris Vice President, Purchasing/Supply Chain Management
Jennifer Williams Ruth's Chris Purchasing Manager
Jeffrey Amoscato Shake Shack Vice President, Supply Chain & Menu Innovation
Megan Scherer Shake Shack Supply Chain Coordinator
Hayley Schall Shake Shack Category Manager - Food
Lisa Kartzman Shake Shack Director, Purchasing
Tim Miller Smashburger Vice President, Supply Chain
William Wilbanks Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. Purchasing Manager
Dennie Sandefer Zaxby's Franchising, Inc. Sr. Director, Purchasing

*As of 12/7/16


Sponsorship registration is open to service or product providers. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact John Lehmann, Director, Member Engagement Programs at jlehmann@restaurant.org


The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) has created the David R. Parsley Endowed Scholarship Fund for Supply Chain Management to encourage students to pursue higher education towards furthering their career in food service supply chain management. Read more about the scholarship.

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