2023 CSRA Committees

Advocacy Committee

Sarah Daulton Oates

Sarah Daulton Oates

President & CEO, Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailers Association

Chair

Daniel Bogert

Arizona Restaurant Association

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(480)276-2444

Committee Member

Matt Sutton

California Restaurant Association

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(916)431-2774

Committee Member

Justin Winslow

Justin Winslow

President & CEO, Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(517)482-5244

Committee Member

John McNamara

Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(517)581-0898

Committee Member

Mike Whatley

Committee Member

Tod Bowen

Tod Bowen

Mg. Dir. of External Affairs and Govt. Relations, Ohio Restaurant Association

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Greg Astley

Director of Government Affairs, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(971)224-1502

Committee Member

Jason Brandt

Jason Brandt

President/CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(800)462-0619

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Nick Hoover

Manager of Government Affairs, Colorado Restaurant Association

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(303)830-2972x119

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Steve Clark

Steve Clark

Massachusetts Restaurant Association

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(508)573-4189

Committee Member

Kevin Dugan

Director of Government Affairs, New York State Restaurant Association

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(518)452-4222

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Julia Gorton

Director of State Government Affairs, Washington Hospitality Association

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(360)246-4496

Committee Member

Executive Committee

Jason Brandt

Jason Brandt

President/CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(800)462-0619

Chair

John Barker

John Barker

President/CEO, Ohio Restaurant Association

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(614)442-3535

Vice President

Sarah Daulton Oates

Sarah Daulton Oates

President & CEO, Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailers Association

Secretary/Treasurer

Justin Winslow

Justin Winslow

President & CEO, Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(517)482-5244

Past Chair

Business Development Committee

Scott Dolch

Scott Dolch

President and CEO, Connecticut Restaurant Association

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(860)278-8008

Chair

Patrick Tamm

Patrick Tamm

President/CEO, Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(317)673-4211

Committee Member

Carol Wight

Carol Wight

CEO, New Mexico Restaurant Association

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(505)343-9848

Committee Member

Richard Linger

Restaurant Association of Maryland

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(443)539-2467

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Julie Sproesser

Julie Sproesser

Managing Director, Interim Executive Director, Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington

Committee Member

Kristine Hillmer

Kristine Hillmer

MBA, CAE

President & CEO, Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Committee Member

Jason Brandt

Jason Brandt

President/CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(800)462-0619

Committee Member

Kirsten Dolan

Operations & Marketing Director, Alaska Cabaret, Hotel, Restaurant & Retailers Association

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(907)274-8133

Committee Member

Yvette Tavares

VP of Sales & Operations, Connecticut Restaurant Association

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(860)278-8008

Committee Member

Raelynn Grogan

Educational Foundation Senior Director, Delaware Restaurant Association

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(302)738-2545

Committee Member

Christine DeSousa

Director of Sales and Marketing, Illinois Restaurant Association

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(708)945-2109

Committee Member

Melissa DeGraw

Director of Business Development and Growth, Ohio Restaurant Association

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(614)246-0130

Committee Member

Douglas O'Flaherty

Chief Operating Officer , South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association

Committee Member

Fall Govn't Affairs Conference Program Committee

Greg Astley

Director of Government Affairs, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(971)224-1502

Co-Chair

Mike Whatley

Co-Chair

Daniel Bogert

Arizona Restaurant Association

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(480)276-2444

Committee Member

Steve Chucri

Steve Chucri

President/CEO, Arizona Restaurant Association

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(602)307-9134

Committee Member

Melissa Fleischut

Melissa Fleischut

President/CEO, New York State Restaurant Association

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(800)452-5212

Committee Member

Joe Wallace

Senior Manager, SRA Relations

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Tod Bowen

Tod Bowen

Mg. Dir. of External Affairs and Govt. Relations, Ohio Restaurant Association

Committee Member

Che Ruddell-Tabisola

Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

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(202)294-6915

Committee Member

Hank Davis

Hank Davis

South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(803)766-0067

Committee Member

Amy Spear

Amy Spear

Vice President of Tourism, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

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(802)223-3443

Committee Member

Susan Quam

Wisconsin Restaurant Association

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(608)217-4513

Committee Member

Jason Brandt

Jason Brandt

President/CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(800)462-0619

Committee Member

Samantha Padgett

Vice President Government Relations and General Counsel, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(850)224-2250x228

Committee Member

Michael Aguilar

Manager, State Affairs, National Restaurant Association

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(505)340-8187

Committee Member

Michael Ambrose

Manager, State and Local Affairs, National Restaurant Association

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(847)224-0217

Committee Member

Julia Gorton

Director of State Government Affairs, Washington Hospitality Association

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(360)246-4496

Committee Member

Membership Marketing Conference Program Committee

Kathie Vu

SVP, Membership & Strategic Development, National Restaurant Association

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(202)331-5910

Co-Chair

Marshall Weston

Marshall Weston

President/CEO, Restaurant Association of Maryland

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(410)290-6800

Subcommittee: Communications and Marketing

Karen Stauffer

Senior Director, Communication & Strategy, Delaware Restaurant Association

Subcommittee: Communications and Marketing

Vanessa Sink

Director of Media Relations, National Restaurant Association

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(202)973-3965

Subcommittee: Communications and Marketing

Susan Cohen

Susan Cohen

President & CEO, South Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(803)765-9000

Subcommittee: Membership

Laura Morrison

Ohio Restaurant Association

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(161)424-6020x5

Subcommittee: Membership

Sarah Olivero

Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(815)409-6662

Subcommittee: Membership

Mike Somers

Mike Somers

President/CEO, New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant Association

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(603)228-9585

Subcommittee: Business Development

Melissa DeGraw

Director of Business Development and Growth, Ohio Restaurant Association

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(614)246-0130

Subcommittee: Business Development

Kristine Hillmer

Kristine Hillmer

MBA, CAE

President & CEO, Wisconsin Restaurant Association

Subcommittee: Foundation

Alycia Harshfield

Executive Director, California Restaurant Foundation

Subcommittee: Foundation

Sue Crystal-Mansour

Vice President, Program Impact, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation

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(202)315-4102

Subcommittee: Foundation

Suzanne Bohle

Suzanne Bohle

Council of State Restaurant Associations

CSRA Staff Liaison

Alina Cooper

Alina Cooper

CAE

Member Success Specialist, Council of State Restaurant Associations

CSRA Staff Liaison

Christina Pappas

President, Open the Door, Inc.

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(617)536-0590

ISHA Staff Liaison

Debbie McCready

Debbie McCready

Event Manager, Council of State Restaurant Associations

ISHA Staff Liaison

Mike Whatley

NRA Staff Liaison

Danette Lynch

Director of Membership, Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

NRA Staff Liaison

Jason Brandt

Jason Brandt

President/CEO, Oregon Restaurant & Lodging Association

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(800)462-0619

Ex Officio