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Leadership
The ORA is governed by a diverse group of industry professionals from across the state. The Executive Committee is made up of the officers of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association, and is empowered to act on such matters of business as have previously been authorized by the Board of Directors. Members of the ORA are elected annually by association membership to serve and represent the views and interests of the industry as Directors. 
 
ORA Executive Committee
 

Chair
Elliott Nelson
McNellie's Group
Tulsa

Vice Chair/Treasurer
Kurt Fleischfresser
Western Concepts/VAST
Oklahoma City

2nd Vice Chair
David Haynes
Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler
Oklahoma City
 

2019 Elected Board of Directors
Joe Abshere
Wayne's Drive Inn
Lawton

Sean Bacon
University of Oklahoma Housing Food Services
Norman

Scott Bainbridge
Boom-A-Rang Diner
Seminole

Matt Biard
Charleston's - Meridian
Oklahoma City

Jon Biegel
Carlisle Food Service Products
Oklahoma City

Sam Bracken
Spring Board, LLC
Wagoner

Siegmund Brown
EXPOSERVE / PARTYSERVE
Tulsa

Lori Burson
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine
Oklahoma City

Alain Buthion
La Baguette Bistro
Oklahoma City

Jeff Castleberry
Caz's Chowhouse
Tulsa

Momodou Ceesay
Mamadou's Restaurant
Glenpool

James Como
Urban Management
Norman

Jon Davidson
Shangri-La Resort
Afton

Bo Davis
RB American Group
Tulsa

Marty Doepke
Traditions Spirits / PDQ
Norman

Jason Ewald
A Good Egg Dining Group
Oklahoma City

Leith Ezell
Emerging Brands
Oklahoma City

Kyle Fleischfresser
The Hutch
Oklahoma City

Robert Founds
Tulsa Drillers
Tulsa

Gary Goldman
Cultivar Mexican Kitchen
Edmond

 

Steve Griffin
Pearls Restaurant Group
Oklahoma City

Jared Jordan
Summit Club
Tulsa

Eric Marshall
Marshall Brewing Company
Tulsa

J Mays
Cafe 7 Delicatessen & Pastaria
Oklahoma City

Jim O'Connor
McNellie's Group
Tulsa

Keith Paul
A Good Egg Dining Group
Oklahoma City

Tiffany Poe
The Grandview Inn Bed & Breakfast
Pawhuska

John Ross
Urban Management
Norman

Julia Salas
Salas Urban Cantina
Lawton

Jose Santiago
McDonalds
Edmond

Matt Schein
Sonic Industries, Inc.
Oklahoma City

Eric Selby
Mazzio's, LLC
Tulsa

Ned Shadid, Jr.
Ned's Starlite Lounge
Oklahoma City

Alex Stodghill
GoFresh Produce
Tulsa

Blane Thompson
Flint/Vast/Colcord Hotel
Oklahoma City

Katie Walters
Pete's Place
Krebs

Michael Wehba
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Edmond

Chris Wolford
City Bites/The Cow
Edmond

Kelley Young
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Washington


 
Associate/Emeritus/Advisory Board Members
Jim Anderson 
Edmond

Kevin Barker 
University of Oklahoma Housing Food Services 
Norman

Bill Biard 
Hammett House Restaurant 
Claremore

Robert Black 
Spring Board, LLC 
Edmond

Jimmy Blacketer 
Waterfront Grill & Los Cabos 
Jenks

Mark Blevins 
City Bites 
Edmond

Kathy Bondy 
French Hen Bistro & Wine Bar 
Tulsa

Craig Bothwell 
Bothwell Restaurant Partners 
Tulsa

Oliver Boudin 
Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club 
Nichols Hills

John Burdge 
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits 
Tulsa

Jim Burke 
Waterloo Holdings LLC 
Edmond

David Burns 
Outback Steakhouse Regional Office 
Edmond

Michel Buthion 
La Baguette Bistro 
Oklahoma City

Tommy Byrd 
Tommy's Italian American Grill/TBRG, LLC 
Edmond

Marc Chastain 
Rib Crib Corporation 
Tulsa

Stan Clark 
Eskimo Joe's 
Stillwater

Bob Clift 
Oklahoma City

John Counts 
Sysco Oklahoma 
Norman

Jim Cowan 
Mazzio's LLC 
Tulsa

John Crancer 
Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen 
Jenks

Tuck Curren 
Biga 
Tulsa

Zena Dater 
Market Source 
Oklahoma City

Jeff Davis 
U.S. Beef Corp. 
Tulsa

Joe Davidson 
Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que 
Broken Arrow

John Davis 
U.S. Beef Corp. 
Tulsa

Missy Dickinson 
The Core Group 
Oklahoma City

Randy Earhart 
Taco Mayo 
Oklahoma City

David Egan 
Cattlemen's Steakhouse, Inc. 
Oklahoma City

Tish Fidler-Tate 
Fidler Marketing 
Oklahoma City

Greg Gawey 
Jamil's Steakhouse - OKC 
Oklahoma City

Eddie Hartwick 
Sonic Industries, Inc. 
Oklahoma City

Peter Holloway 
Boulevard Steakhouse 
Edmond

Maggie Howell 
Aunt Pittypat's Catering 
Oklahoma City

Richard Hunt 
Ricardos Restaurant 
Tulsa

Thomas Hunter 
Ricardos Restaurant 
Tulsa

Gary Jackson 
Fireside Dining 
Ardmore

Hank Kraft 
Hal Smith Restaurants 
Edmond

James Kraham 
US Foods 
Oklahoma City

Alex Kroblin 
Thirst Wine Merchants 
Oklahoma City

Phil LaRue 
Kelley Brokerage 
Oklahoma City
 
Bill Leib
Francis Tuttle Technology Center
Oklahoma City

Gene Leiterman
OSUIT
Okmulgee

Chris Lower 
Metro Wine Bar & Bistro 
Oklahoma City

Ed Lynn Buffalo 
Wild Wings / NW Expwy 
Oklahoma City

Joe Martin
Stillwater Hospitality / Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association
Stillwater

Greg McGill 
McGill's 
Tulsa

Kim McLendon 
Emerging Brands 
Oklahoma City

Dr. Li Miao
OSU School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Stillwater

Jane Mitchell 
Moore

Joseph Naifeh 
Naifeh’s Deli & Grill 
Cushing

Rick Naifeh 
Premium Brands 
Oklahoma City

Frank Nelson 
Pearl's Restaurant Group 
Oklahoma City

Ban Nguyen 
Jimmy's Egg Restaurant 
Edmond

Dennis Patrick 
Clanton's Cafe 
Vinita

Loretta Pollman 
Weatherford

Pat Ponder 
Ardmore

Joe Prichard 
Pete's Place 
Krebs

Zach Prichard 
Krebs Brewing Company 
Krebs

Kirk Purnell 
Ben E. Keith Foods 
Edmond

Bill Ricks 
Braum's 
Oklahoma City

Mike Rogers 
Hal Smith Restaurants 
Edmond

Robert Ross 
Urban Management 
Norman

Brian Saliba 
Freddie Paul's Steakhouse 
Stillwater

Jim Sellers 
The Artichoke Restaurant 
Langley

Ned Shadid 
Ned's Catering 
Oklahoma City

Nina Shuman 
Van's Pig Stand 
Moore

Ed Slyman 
Freddie's BBQ & Steakhouse 
Sapulpa

Jim Smelser 
Naples

Dick Stubbs 
Cattlemen's Steakhouse, Inc. 
Oklahoma City

Marcus Tilley 
Traditions Spirits 
Norman

Tom Trimpa 
Lawton

Mike Turek 
Old Germany Restaurant 
Choctaw

Wes Turner 
Baton Rouge

Jerry Vandegrift 
Van's Pig Stands 
Naples

Mark Vannasdall 
Traditions Spirits 
Oklahoma City

Jay Wagner 
McDonald's 
Tulsa

Hal Walker 
McGills 
Tulsa

Robert Williams 
Eskimo Joe's 
Stillwater

Tom Winslow 
Dumplings Classic Food 
Hulbert

D. Allen Wint 
Wint's Catering 
Ardmore



 
What's Happening
10.08.19
The Public Employee Occupational Safety & Health (PEOSH) notice for Oklahoma has been updated with a poster revision. Click the link below to view a PDF of the update. You can also find this update on our website.
10.01.19
En Oklahoma, establecimientos de servicio de alimentos en condados bajo mandato es requerido que por lo menos un empleado tenga un certificado de ServSafe para Gerentes. Si nunca ha tenido una licencia, su licencia se ha vencido, o solo necesitas tomar el examen de nuevo, ¡el ORA te puede ayudar! El Oklahoma Restaurant Association estará ofreciendo el curso de ServSafe para Gerentes en español el 14 de Noviembre en Tulsa, Oklahoma dentro del Incredible Pizza. Este curso proporcionara los principios críticos que se necesitan para pasar el examen, incluyendo higiene personal, contaminación cruzada, tiempo y temperatura, Recepción y almacenamiento, manipulación segura de los alimentos, entrenamiento de empleados, y mucho más. Nosotros sabemos que están muy ocupados, así que hemos creado este curso para ser completado en tan solo un día. Regístrate en nuestra página de internet www.okrestaurants.com o ven a nuestra oficina hoy para registrarte!
10.08.19
Our quarterly magazine, the Oklahoma Restaurateur, is your go-to source for event photos, member spotlights, and industry-related articles. Click here to view the latest magazine issue.
11.30.-1
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