NRA We Serve America's Restaurants Representing nearly 500,000 restaurant businesses, we advocate for restaurant and foodservice industry interests and provide tools and systems that help members of all sizes achieve success.
    NRAEF Building & Retaining Talent The NRAEF is focused on developing a stronger workforce and building the next generation of industry leaders through education, scholarships and community engagement.
  • NRA Show
    NRA Show May 20-23, 2017 As the international foodservice marketplace, the NRA Show provides unparalleled opportunities for buyers and sellers to come together, conduct business and learn from each other.
  • ServSafe
    ServSafe Minimize Risk. Maximize Protection. For over 40 years, ServSafe® training programs have delivered the knowledge, leadership and protection that have earned the trust and confidence of business leaders everywhere.

National Restaurant Association - Supply Chain Management

Skip to navigation Skip to content

Events & Groups

Email Print

Supply Chain Management

Advance registration for the Supply Chain Management conference will close on Wednesday, May 3. You will still be able to register on-site at the same price point. We encourage you to register early to ensure you are included in conference communications.


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.


SupplyChainScene is a collaboration between the NRA's Supply Chain Management Executive Study Group and Texas Christian University's Center for Supply Chain Innovation (CSCI).

The website is a "one stop shop" for supply chain managers and students who want to understand trends, opportunities, and best practices in restaurant supply chain management.

Spring Agenda

Thursday, May 18

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Registration Open
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Welcome, Scholarship & Case Competition
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Rapid Fire Around The Industry
  • Animal Welfare
  • Agricultural Perspective
  •  U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance
  • Supplier Consolidation
  • Distribution
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. Networking Break
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
  Topics will include CoOp vs. Corporate vs. GPO, Diverse Supply Chain and Indirect Sourcing
6:15 p.m. - 7 p.m. Reception
  Location: HUB 51, 51 W Hubbard, Chicago
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Dinner
  Location: HUB 51, 51 W Hubbard, Chicago

Friday, May 19

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Regulatory Update
  Speaker: Cicely Simpson, Executive Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, National Restaurant Association
9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Supply Chain of the Future
10:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Networking Break
10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Economic Insights
11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Third-Party Delivery Services
12:10 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2 p.m. Keynote Speaker
2 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. LTO Management
2:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. Networking Break
3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Supply Chain Learnings from Outside the Industry
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Crisis Management
4:30 p.m. Wrap Up


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

*Restaurant operators will receive a complimentary badge to the NRA Show 2017. You will receive your NRA Show badge when you pick up your conference registration materials.

Who's Attending?

Name Company Title
Jay Gordon ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop) Sr. Logistics Manager
Stacie Sanders ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Coop) Category Manager
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
Scott Dattalo Cargill, Inc. Group Vice President
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
Kevin Douglas Checkers & Rally's Restaurants Supply Chain Manager
Nick McDuffee Checker's & Rally's Restaurants Distribution & Logistics Manager
Patti DuMars Checker's & Rally's Restaurants Sr. Director, Supply Chain Management
Sammy Goldstein Checker's & Rally's Restaurants Sr. Supply Chain Manager
Austin Bernard Chick-fil-A, Inc. Supplier Quality & Safety
Rob Dugas Chick-fil-A, Inc. Chief Procurement Officer/Vice President
Tim Campbell Consolidated Concepts Supply Chain Specialist
Wade Winters Consolidated Concepts Vice President, Supply Chain
John Haugh Del Taco, Inc. Supply Chain Director
Ellen Sasada Del Taco, Inc. Vice President, Supply Chain & Quality Assurance
Jason Eiseman Domino's Pizza, Inc. Manager, Product Management
Cullen Andrews Dot Foods, Inc. Vice President, National Accounts
Richard Tracy Dot Foods, Inc. President
Pablo Labella Firehouse of America, LLC Manager, International Supply Chain
Matthew Riddleberger Firehouse of America, LLC Vice President, Supply Chain Services
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
Pam Bak Friendly's/FIC Restaurants, Inc. Procurement Manager
Katie Allen Hilton Manager, Strategic Sourcing F&B
Tyler Bures Hilton Buyer, Strategic Sourcing F&B
Will Dame Hilton Procurement Analyst, Strategic Sourcing F&B
Philip Fasano Hilton Manager, Strategic Sourcing F&B
Chris Jones IMC Margaritaville Director, Purchasing
Kurt Halstrom International Dairy Queen Director Supply Chain Services
Scott Muyres International Dairy Queen Executive Vice President
Corey Schwitters International Dairy Queen Director, Purchasing
Sarah Stewart-Schultze International Dairy Queen Vice President, Purchasing
Dean Gordon Jack in the Box, Inc. Vice President, Supply Chain
Scott Thaxton Jack in the Box, Inc. Director, Procurement
Ulonda Sainz Jack in the Box, Inc. Sr. Manager, Distribution Services & Contract Administration
Regina Chin NDCP (Dunkin' Brands Coop) Vice President, Strategic Sourcing
Mason Citarello Nordstrom Restaurant Division Manager, Purchasing & Product Development
Deane Gionta Pal's Sudden Service SVP, Supply Chain Management
Jim Sourek Potbelly Sandwich Shop Procurement Manager
Jeffrey Bromwich Potbelly Sandwich Shop Sr. Director, Supply Chain
Joshua Sallee Potbelly Sandwich Shop Distribution Manager
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 2/2/17


You will receive instructions on how to reserve a reduced-rate hotel room in your Supply Chain registration confirmation email.
323 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601
(855) 516-1090
We've secured a limited number of reduced-rate ($259/night + tax) hotel rooms to make your conference trip affordable.


United Airlines offers up to 10% off published fares to Supply Chain Management attendees based on booking class. To save, book online at United.com/meetingtravel. Choose your flight time, enter "ORD" as the airport and access eligible discounts by inserting code, ZX4F230235 in the Offer Code box. Discount available for travel between May 12-26, 2017.


Sponsorship registration is open to service or product providers. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kathie Vu, Vice President, Sponsorship at kvu@restaurant.org or (202) 331-5910.


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.

Back to top







▲ Back to Top

We're glad you're here!®

® 2012-2015 National Restaurant Association. All rights reserved.

2055 L St. NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-5900 | (800) 424-5156