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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
Kurt Fleischfresser
Western Concepts/VAST
Oklahoma City


Vice Chair/Treasurer
David Haynes
Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler
Oklahoma City


2nd Vice Chair
Thomas Hunter
Ricardos Restaurant
Tulsa

 
 

2020 Elected Board of Directors
Joe Abshere 
Wayne’s Drive Inn 
Lawton

Scott Bainbridge 
Boom-A-Rang Diner 
Seminole

Mike Bausch 
Andolini’s Pizzeria 
Tulsa

Matt Biard 
Charleston’s – Meridian
Oklahoma City

Jon Biegel 
CFS Brands 
Oklahoma City

Sam Bracken 
Canebrake Consulting, LLC 
Wagoner

Alain Buthion 
La Baguette Bistro 
Oklahoma City

Jeff Castleberry 
Caz’s Chowhouse 
Tulsa

Momodou Ceesay 
Mamadou’s Restaurant 
Glenpool

James Como 
Urban Management 
Yukon

Rachel Cope 
84 Hospitality Group 
Oklahoma City

Bo Davis 
RB American Group 
Tulsa

Marty Doepke 
Traditions Spirits 
Norman

Jason Ewald 
A Good Egg Dining Group 
Oklahoma City

Leith Ezell 
Traditions Spirits 
Edmond

Kyle Fleischfresser 
The Hutch 
Oklahoma City

Robert Founds 
Tulsa Drillers 
Tulsa

John Gaberino III 
Topeca Coffee 
Tulsa

Tyler Gillespie 
Fuzzy’s Taco Shop 
Norman

Steve Griffin 
Pearl’s Restaurant Group 
Oklahoma City
 
Jared Jordan 
Summit Club 
Tulsa

Amy Moss 
McGill’s 
Tulsa

Keith Paul 
A Good Egg Dining Group 
Oklahoma City

Tiffany Poe 
The Grandview Inn Bed & Breakfast 
Pawhuska

Erik Reynolds 
Smoke.Woodfire Grill 
Tulsa

John Ross 
Urban Management 
Oklahoma City

Julia Salas 
Salas Urban Cantina 
Lawton

Jose Santiago 
McDonald’s 
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

Brian Treat 
Chick-fil-A 
Claremore

Katie Walters 
Pete’s Place 
Krebs

Michael Wehba 
The Social Order 
Edmond

Barry Willingham 
Shangri-La Resort 
Monkey Island

Chris Wolford 
City Bites/The Cow 
Edmond

Kelley Young 
Santa Fe Cattle Co. 
Washington
 
Associate/Emeritus/Advisory Board Members
Jim Anderson 
Edmond

Bill Biard 
Hammett House Restaurant 
Claremore

Robert Black 
SpringBoard, 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

Siegmund Brown 
EXPOSERVE / PARTYSERVE 
Tulsa

John Burdge 
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits 
Tulsa

Jim Burke 
QSP Capital, LLC 
Edmond

David Burns 
Outback Steakhouse Regional Office 
Edmond

Lori Burson 
Stella Modern Italian Cuisine 
Oklahoma City

Michel Buthion 
La Baguette Bistro 
Oklahoma City

Tommy Byrd 
Bellini’s Ristorante & Grill 
Oklahoma City

Marc Chastain 
Watchtower Properties, LLC 
Tulsa

Stan Clark 
Eskimo Joe’s 
Stillwater

Bob Clift 
Oklahoma City

Tony Collins 
Hirst Center for Beverage Education 
Stillwater

John Counts 
Sysco Oklahoma 
Norman

Jim Cowan 
Broken Arrow

John Crancer 
Napa Flats Wood-Fired Kitchen 
Jenks

Tuck Curren 
Biga 
Tulsa

Zena Dater 
Market Source 
Oklahoma City

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
Oklahoma City

Peter Holloway 
Boulevard Steakhouse 
Edmond

Maggie Howell 
Aunt Pittypat’s Catering 
Oklahoma City 

Richard Hunt 
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 
US Foods 
Oklahoma City

Bill Leib 
Francis Tuttle Technology Center 
Oklahoma City 
Chris Lower 
Metro Wine Bar & Bistro 
Oklahoma City

Ed Lynn 
Buffalo Wild Wings / NW Expwy 
Oklahoma City

Eric Marshall 
Marshall Brewing Company 
Tulsa

Joe Martin 
Stillwater Hospitality/Hampton Inn & Suites 
Stillwater

J Mays 
Cafe 7 Delicatessen & Pastaria 
Oklahoma City

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

Elliot Nelson 
McNellie’s Group 
Tulsa

Frank Nelson 
Pearl’s Restaurant Group 
Oklahoma City

Ban Nguyen 
Jimmy’s Egg Restaurant 
Edmond

Jim O’Connor 
McNellie’s Group 
Tulsa

Dennis Patrick 
Clanton’s Café 
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 
Choctaw

Wes Turner 
Baton Rouge

Mark Vannasdall 
Traditions Spirits 
Oklahoma City

Jay Wagner 
McDonald’s 
Tulsa

Hal Walker 
McGill’s 
Tulsa

Robert Williams 
Eskimo Joe’s 
Stillwater

Tom Winslow 
Hulbert

D. Allen Wint 
Wint’s Catering 
Ardmore
 



 
What's Happening
06.05.20
Oklahoma has implemented a three-phased approach to open Oklahoma’s economy back up, and is currently in Phase 3 as of June 1, 2020. Click here to view the most up-to-date restaurant and bar guidelines.
04.22.20
The Cresap Family Foundation (CFF) and the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation in partnership with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA) have created the Oklahoma Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Learn more.
05.08.20
In order to serve our members in recovery and restart efforts, the Oklahoma Restaurant Association has developed a “live” google document of businesses who offer products and services specific to COVID-19 recovery efforts, as well as a list of providers for menu and promotional solutions. Relative businesses may at any time add themselves to this list, which can be accessed by clicking here.
04.29.20
The ORA is proud to announce its Oklahoma Restaurant Promise (ORP) campaign. The objective of the ORP is to help restaurants instill confidence with customers as they choose to return to dine-in service at Oklahoma restaurants. The Promise communicates your restaurant's pledge for the safety of your staff and customers, by each following the Promise.
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