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National Restaurant Association - B. Hudson Riehle

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B. Hudson Riehle Senior vice president, research & knowledge group

As senior vice president of the National Restaurant Association’s Research and Knowledge Group, Hudson Riehle directs consumer, economic, market, human resources, tourism and operations research. He also oversees the NRA’s Knowledge Center, which provides information services to restaurant operators and researchers.

Frequently cited in major national and international newspapers, he has appeared on major national TV broadcasts and has authored a variety of articles. Riehle serves as an information source and spokesperson for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Riehle has a bachelor of arts degree from Skidmore College in New York and a master of business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the Wharton Executive Advisory Panel and was appointed by the secretary of labor to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Business Research Advisory Council.

He is former chairman of the Alexandria (Va.) Convention and Visitors Association Board of Governors, a former member of the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee, and a practitioner reviewer for Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

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