Attendees

2017 GBPC Attendees

Jay Wink
Sales
Trion Group 
Joe Sadik
Benefits Consultant
Trion 
Patricia Gibson
Corporate Recruiter
Le Duff America 
Tina Hebert
Vice President, Human Resource
Le Duff America 
Jim Vinz
Director
Hurricane Grill 
Laurie Curtis
Vice President Marketing
Denny's 
Louis Basile
Founder
Wildflower Bread Company 
@wildflowerCEO
Jeff Stepler
VP
The Cheesecake Factory 
@JeffStepler
Chad Houser
CEO/Chef
Cafe Momementum 
@viva_chato
Jerry Deitchle
Chairman
BJ's Restaurants, Inc. 
John Martin
Pres. Capital Grille/Eddie V
Darden Restaurants 
Barry McGowan
President
Fogo de Chao Holdings, Inc. 
Tom Pendrey
COO
Donatos Pizza 
Edithann Ramey
VP Marketing
Chili's Grill & Bar 
@EdithannR
Douglas Pore
VP, People Resources
Benihana Inc 
James O’Reilly
CEO
Long John Silver's 
Theresa Willings
SVP HR, Olive Garden
Darden Restaurants 
Beverly Carmichael
SVP CPO
Cracker Barrel 
EVP HR, Cheddars Cafe
HR Summit Chair 
Genifer Gray
VP of Operations
Maggiano's 
Wade Allen
VP Digital Innovation
Brinker 
@digitalwade
Josh Prigge
Dir., Regenerative Development
Fetzer Vineyards  
Tanya Corners
VP of Human Resources
The Habit Burger Grill 
@tcorners
Jason Lessman
VP of HR
Boston Market Corporation 
Jeff Broadhurst
President and CEO
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group 
Patrick Lenow
Vice President, Communications
DineEquity, Inc. 
@plenow
Becky Copeland
VP, HR & Training
Ted's Montana Grill 
@becky_teds
Bob Nygren
CFO
Houlihan's 
Dave George
Pres. Olive Garden, EVP Darden
Darden Restaurants 
Betsy Mercado
Vice President, HR
Flynn Restaurant Group 
President & CEO
Darden 
Pattye Moore
Board Chair
Red Robin 
Shane Womack
Vice President of Operations
Houlihan's 
@shomack12
Susan Connelly
SVP Commun/Corp Affairs
Darden Restaurants 
David Gordon
President, Cheesecake
Conference Chair 
Dina Barmasse-Gray
SVP HR, Cheesecake
Conference Chair 
@dbarmasse
Kelli Valade
President
Chili's Grill & Bar 
@kvpalooza
Doug Comings
SVP & COO
Chili's Grill & Bar 
Brooke Burgiel
Sr PeopleWorks Manager
Maggiano's 
Conrad Buchner
Director of HR/OD
Hideaway Pizza 
Roy Jackson
Senior Vice President
The Coca-Cola Company 
Jason Ferrara
Chief Marketing Officer
OutMatch 
@ferraraj
Chairman, Donatos
Donatos Pizza 
@janemabell
Steve Carley
Immediate Past CEO
Red Robin 
Christopher Shand
Vice President of H. R.
Silver Diner Inc. 
@cmashand
Cathi Chuck
VP Marketing & PR
The Rose Group 
@CathiChuck
Tammy LaNasa
Director of National Accounts
Fetzer Vineyards  
Michael VanDervort
Executive Director
CUE Inc. 
@MikeVanDervort
Kathy Trusch
Vice President
Boddie-Noell Ent., Inc. 
Courtney Martinez
Vice President, Talent & HR
Houlihan's Restaurants, Inc. 
@cjmjayhawk713
Ronald Bellamy
Chief Improvement Officer
Flynn Restaurant Group 
Bill Streitberger
Chief People Officer
American Blue Ribbon Holdings 
@streitberger57
Paul Spencer
Director, CSR & Communications
Denny's Inc. 
Laura Baylie
Snr. Mgr. Consumer Insights
Red Lobster 
Kurt Schnaubelt
Managing Director
AlixPartners 
@kschnaubelt
James Fripp
Sr. Dir. HR & Global D&I
YUM! Brands Inc. 
@whatthefripp
Jason Goodrow
Director of Marketing
Ninety Nine Restaurants & Pub 
Jodi Sees
Sr. Director Consumer Insights
Red Lobster 
Brant Fahle
VP of Human Resources
Ninety Nine Restaurants & Pub 
Coley O’Brien
VP, HR & Field Capability
Wendy's Company 
Lisa Hammond
VP HR/Training
LMR LLC 
Head of Industry, Restaurants
Google 
CEO, Geographic Regions
Sodexo 
@LDonatone
Chris Ebbeler
Director, Workplace Community
Brinker 
@CaptnExperience
Ryan Bowman
Sr. Manager Field Operations
Chick-fil-A 
@ryanrenobowman
Andrew Steinberg
Executive Vice President
Villa Restaurant Group 
@ASteinberg1
Edna Morris
Managing Partner
Axum Capital Partners 
Cliff Graham
Client Partner
Facebook 
Lori Van Holmes
VP Talent Development
United Health Group 
Chief Executive Officer
DineEquity, Inc. 
Dominic Perry
VP, PeopleWorks
Brinker International 
@domperry2
Jocelyn Mangan
Chief Product & Mktg. Officer
Snagajob 
Christine Wilson
VP HR, Capital Grille, Eddie V
Darden Restaurants 
Mike Serchia
Director of Talent & Culture
Villa Restaurant Group 
@HRGuySerchia
Kathleen Wood
Founder
Kathleen Wood Partners 
@kwoodpartners
Noah Brokaw
National Account Manager
Righteous Clothing Agency 
Mark Rodriguez
Member | Board of Directors
Share Our Strength 
@Mark.Rodriguez1
Jade Guanchez Leet
Deputy Director of Marketing
Coca-Cola 
@jadealeet
Timothy Kaliher
COO
Black Bear Diners, Inc. 
Paul Taylor
Account Representative
Workday 
Jamie Daniels
National Sales Director
Righteous Clothing Agency 
@jamieanndaniels
John Kelley
CPO and VP
White Castle 
@JFKIII
Rob Sloan
AVP Global Accounts
Ecolab 
Humera Kassem
Chief People Officer
Good Smoke Restaurant Group 
Timothy Johnson
Senior Director of HR
WFF 
Jamie Donelson
Account Representative
Workday 
CEO Local Pizzaiolo
Marketing Summit Chair 
@allisonsatter
Heather Mashburn
Director of Marketing
M Crowd Restaurant Group 
@heatherhancock
Kevin Barnes
CFO
Cotton Patch Cafe 
Tammy Billings
Dir of Strategic Partnerships
Marketing Vitals 
Connie Lennick
Chief People Officer
Friendly's Ice Cream Restaurants 
Charlie Keegan
Chief Executive Officer
Main Event Entertainment 
Paul Cioffre
Account Representative
Workday 
Jennifer Ramey
Dir. Learning & Development
Women's Foodservice Forum 
Tim McMahon
General Manager
BEST 
Tom Gathers
Chief People Officer
Red Lobster 
Sam Herndon
Business Development Manager
talentReef 
Mark Simpson
VP Legendary People
Texas Roadhouse 
Erin Wattles
Solutions Consultant
talentReef 
Joe Gabriel
Business Development Manager
Snagajob 
Michael Kaplan
SVP & Chief Legal Officer
Red Robin 
Steph Smith
Director of Development
Texas Restaurant Association 
Dana Minton
Manager L & D Content
Women's Foodservice Forum 
Cathy Cooney
SVP & Chief People Officer
Red Robin 
Nancy Hampton
Chief Development Officer
Trabon 
Matt Haselhoff
Senior Vice President
Omnivore 
Dan Barker
Vice President
Fishbowl 
@ibarky
Diane Sanford
Chief People Officer
On The Border  
@djsphr
Pierre Boudet
Business Development Manager
Snagajob 
Jason Spencer
Account Representative
Workday 
Michele Lyons
VP People Services
Donatos 
Karen Bolden
SVP, Chief People Officer
Eat'n Park Hospitality Group 
@KarenBBold
Amber Moshakos
VP Corporate Affairs/Operation
LMR LLC 
Paul Poirier
Director, EVS Services
Abate Energy Group 
Raymond Howard
Chief Sales Officer
Ziosk 
Dave Miller
Partner
Ziosk 
David DiPasquale
Chief Revenue Officer
Splickit/ONOSYS 
@DaveDiPasquale
Kathy Nelson
CEO
Cotton Patch Cafe 
Jeff Morgan
COO
Hop Jacks 
Managing Partner
Align Public Strategies 
@J_Kefauver
Nick Maciariello
Director of Sales
OutMatch 
@nmaciariello
Sara Jamshidi
Sr. Manager, Restaurant Partnerships
Share Our Strength 
@missjamshidi
Stephen King
CEO
Dave & Buster's 
Dolores Jackson
President
Lolita's 
Celton Hayden
President & CEO
CC's Coffee House 
@hotcoffee4all
Barrett Watson
Director, Strategic Accounts
Fishbowl 
David Cantu
CCO
HotSchedules 
@JDavidCantu
Jack Tartaro
VP Health & Benefits
Willis Towers Watson 
Angela Wilson
Director of Human Resources
Fogo de Chao Holdings, Inc. 
Mark Eggen
Founder
Rock Solid Restaurants LLC 
Jessie Bray
HR/Operations Professional
Seeking New Opportunity 
@jessiebray74
Sarah Lockyer
Editor
Nation's Restaurant News 
@slockyerNRN
Jana Sharlow
Director of Human Resources
Eat'n Park Restaurants 
Lindsay Hertz
Director, Marketing & Comms
Women's Foodservice Forum 
@lindsayhertz7
Matthew Brown
GM, HotSchedules Train
HotSchedules 
@mwbdawg
Stanley Mezynski
Assistant Manager
Wildflower Bread Company 
Stellar Digital Marketing
 
@jillmcfarland
Selma Oliveira
Chief Operating Officer
Fogo de Chao Holdings, Inc. 
Cherie Neyrey
Sr. Dir. Training & Ops Svcs
On the Border 
@cherie28
Chris Bowen
Dir of Strategic Partnerships
Marketing Vitals 
Becky Mowers
Account Executive
Infor 
Toni Quist
Chief People Officer
Perkins & Marie Callender's 
CEO
Sustainable Restaurant Group 
Ricky Richardson
Restaurant Industry Executive
Former President, TGI Friday's 
Reid Wagner
Benefits Consultant
Trion 
Karen Willison
VP Strategic Accounts
Fishbowl 
@kwillison
Brandon Moutaw
General Manager
Wildflower Bread Company 
Joseph Ciza
HR Application Analyst/Adminstrator
Cinemark USA, Inc. 
Teresa Donich
VP, Human Resources
Black Bear Diner 
Renee Weston
Human Resources Director
Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc. 
@ReneeWeston
Adriana Scarcella
Communications Manager
Brinker International 
@adriscarcella
Bill Kenney
Director of Sales, USA
Abate Energy Group 
Sebastian Snow
VP Global Accounts
Ecolab 
Arlene Estrada Petokas
VP, Human Resources
CKE Restaurants 
Shawn Nicholas
CFO
Trabon 
@shawnknicholas
Founder & Principal
Good Workforce 
@jamiejgriffin
Hattie Hill
CEO
Women's Foodservice Forum 
Rich Howell
Board Director
Red Robin 
Susan Douglas
Sr Compensation Consultant
Topgolf 
Dir. Finance, Pollo Tropical
Co Founder, Ten for 10 
Susan Karlen
Sr Mgr Partnership Development
No Kid Hungry 
Troy Dahl
VP Corporate Accounts
Ecolab 
Gerry Leneweaver
Business Partner
Lolita's 
Jessica Miller-Merrell
Chief Connector
Workology 
@jmillermerrell
Ron Ruggless
Senior Editor
Nation's Restaurant News 
@RonRuggless
Nancy LaMons
Chief People Officer
Main Event Entertainment 
Jennifer Hansen
Director of Talent Acquisition
RMH, Applebees 
Nishant Machado
Board Member
Native Foods LLC. 
Michael Faulkner
Director of Sales
OutMatch 
@AggieMike93
Author and Speaker
INC.com 
@m_heffernan
Owner/Partner
PeopleForward 
KnightSpeaker
Professor
UNC Kenan-Flagler 
Sheila Bennett
VP, Business Development
Fishbowl, Inc. 
@shebenn
President & CEO
PhaseNext Hospitality 
Travis Doster
Sr. Dir of PR & Communications
Texas Roadhouse 
Culley Barragan
Vice President
Willis Towers Watson 
@culleybarragan
President, Naroff
Economic Advisors, Inc.  
@JNaroff
Stephanie Lowther
Director of Field HR
On The Border 
Terri Powell
Director of Comp and Benefits
Cinemark USA, Inc. 
Stephanie Callihan
FP&A Manager
Cotton Patch Cafe 
Brad Palmer
Vice President of Sales
OutMatch 
@BradAPalmer
Rob Taylor
CEO
Splickit/Onosys 
Ashton Ebarb
Manager of Learning & Developm
Women's Foodservice Forum 
@aebarb005
Mike Lewis
Chairman and CEO
Social Strategy1 
@Michael_F_Lewis
President
Franchise Times Corp. 
Mike Archer
CEO
Houlihan's Restaurants 
@mikejarcher
Fasika Melaku
VP - Training
Denny's 
Jim Hughes
Sr. Director, Human Resources
Red Lobster 
Founder and CEO
Share Our Strength 
@billshore
Sheila Tonelete
Office Manager
Sumo International Inc. 
Dawn Agueros
Director of People Services
Krystal 
Laura Sorensen
Chief People Officer
First Watch 
Jody Gonzalez
Director of Training
MCrowd 
Jeremiah Wissinger
Account Executive
Infor 
Sandy Sandusky
Sr. Manager Total Rewards
Raising Cane's 
Hannibal Baldwin
Co-CEO
SiteZeus 
Sheri Miksa
President & CEO
Mazzio's LLC 
Jason Jones
Business Development Manager
DiscoverLink 
@jasjons
Co-Founder / CEO
BTC Revolutions 
@amandahite
Christina Jones
Senior Manager of Learning & Development
Fogo de Chao 
James Pogue
Generational Leadership Expert
James Pogue, PhD Inc. 
Mike Andrews
Account Manager
DiscoverLink 
@mikegandrews
Co-Founder, Chief Creative Officer
BTC Revolutions 
@speaktothegeek
Author & Speaker
 
Ryan Scott
CEO
Causecast 
Jason Conrad
Sr Director, Product Marketing
Snagajob 
Kimberly Kikuchi
Human Resource and Compliance
Sumo International Inc 
Janna Linfante
Sr. Manager - HR Technology
Sonic 
Rochelle Guinn
VP HR Compliance & Technology
Sonic 
Angela Saunders
Manager of People Selection
California Pizza Kitchen 
Bryan King
Human Resources Manager
Wildflower Bread Company 
Diana Hovey
Senior Director, No Kid Hungry
Share Our Strength 
@dianahovey
Betsey Bakker
Senior Director, Franchise HR
Sonic Industries 
Chandra Scott
HR/Admin Manager
PhaseNext Hospitality.com 
Liz D’Aloia
CEO
HR Virtuoso Company 
@hrvirtuoso
Lauren Cahill-LeFranc
Partner
Results Thru Strategy 
Fred LeFranc
CEO
Results Thru Strategy 
Jordan Lambert
Operations Manager
The Event Lounge 
Mekenzie House
Marketing Coordinator
The Event Lounge 
@mekenziehouse
Lindsey Hannon
Operations Manager
The Event Lounge 
Alison Zimmerman
Owner & CEO
The Event Lounge, LLC 
Eric Zimmerman
HR Director
The Event Lounge 
Chelsa Baker
Business Development Manager
The Event Lounge 
Jennifer Nacci
Sr. Director, Consulting Services
Social Strategy 1  
Director of Operations
White Box Social Intelligence  
@KathleenBuehler
Dennis Stoutenburgh
Co-Founder
White Box Social Intelligence  
@DennisSS1
Kevin Wheeler
CFO
TDn2K 
Liz da Silva
Front-End Developer
TDn2K 
@illizstrator
Ryan Henry
Business Dev. Manager
TDn2K 
Zach Stanford
Assoc. Business Analyst
TDn2K 
David Dietz
Senior Director of IT
TDn2K 
Thomas La Piana
Assoc. Business Analyst
TDn2K 
Michael Harms
Exec. Director of Ops
TDn2K 
@mgharms
Nancy Thomas
Controller
TDn2K 
Allyanna Pascone
Business Analyst
TDn2K 
Debbie Cobb
Accounting Manager
TDn2K 
Gina Morrison
Executive Assistant
TDn2K 
@GinaMorrison14
Jennifer Hubert
Senior Business Analyst
TDn2K 
Grace Kaucic
Marketing Coordinator
TDn2K 
@grakay62
Sarah Atkinson Higgins
Senior Director, Marketing
TDn2K 
@texicaligal
Managing Director
TDn2K 
@bobrycroft
Chairman & Founder
TDn2K 
@BoomerCEO
Founder & CEO
TDn2K 
@luckypenny
Exec. Director Insights
& Knowledge, TDn2K 
@thevictorf
Sheryl Coyne-Batson
Director, Biz Dev.
TDn2K 
scoynebatson
Monique Dilonga
Member Services Manager
TDn2K 
@MoniqueDilonga
Melissa Doolin Koehne
Executive Director, Biz Dev
TDn2K 
loverofguac

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