National Restaurant Association Grows Membership Engagement Team

Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2015

National Restaurant AssociationThe National Restaurant Association (NRA) today announced the expansion of its membership team with the addition of John Lehmann serving as Director of Member Engagement Programs.


“We are very excited to have John join our team and bring his subject matter expertise as we organize our Executive Study Groups, Industry Councils and Summit events to be more aligned to our engagement strategy and better deliver member value,” said Phil Kafarakis, Chief Innovation and Membership Officer for the NRA.


In his new role, Lehmann is responsible for the strategic direction, implementation and coordination of NRA’s Executive Study Groups, Industry Councils, Restaurant Innovation Summit and multiple industry-wide programs. Lehmann also will conduct outreach with the Association’s membership, develop relationships with key member industry leaders and grow sponsorship opportunities.


Prior to joining the Association, Lehmann was the Director of Member Value for the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association. He also served as Senior Channel Marketing Manager for Unilever Food Solutions and as Vice President of Purchasing & Marketing for a California franchisee of Applebee’s, Millie’s Restaurants and R&M Foodservices in California.


Lehmann serves on the culinary advisory board of Kendall College and was an adjunct professor at Cerritos Community College leading instruction in purchasing and cost control courses for the Culinary Arts Program.


He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a Master of Science degree in human resources & organizational development from the University of San Francisco.
Source:- National Restaurant Association


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