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Board of Directors 2009-2010

Executive Committee


Secretary/Educated Eats Chair
Tony and Joe’s Seafood & Ivy City Smokehouse and Tavern

Board of Directors

Claude Andersen

Clyde's Restaurant Group

Michael Babin

Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Kristin Rohr

Guest Services, Inc.

Greg Casten

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

Anthony Ford

Independant Contractor

John Snellgrove

Saint Ex Group

Paul Cohn

Capital Restaurant Concepts

Ris Lacoste


K. Dean Heinzman

Sysco FoodServices of Baltimore

Steve Fedorchak

The Liberty Tavern

Kaz Okochi

KAZ Sushi Bistro

Jeffery Rubery


Robert Hudson

Maggiano's Little Italy

Peter Smith

PS7's Restaurant

Ron Hallagan

Guest Services, Inc.

Jon Norton

Great American Restaurants

Paul Fields

Restaurant Development Services

Saul Lubar

Independent Consultant

Grace Abi-Najm Shea

Lebanese Taverna

Victoria Jackson

American Express Company

Michael Sternberg

Essential Restaurant Holdings, Inc.

Rob Wilder


Frans Hagen

Independent Consultant

Zed Wondemu

Zed's Ethopian Cuisine

Jodi Lehr

Santa Lucia Estate Coffee

Ben Hiatt

The Optimum Group

Michael Curtin, Jr.

DC Central Kitchen

Karen Shannon

Giovanni Coratolo

US Chamber of Commerce

David Wizenberg

Passion Food Hospitality

Dan Mesches

Stir Restaurant Group

John Snedden

Rocklands Barbecue & Grilling Co.

Dr. Charles N. Toftoy

George Washington Univ.

Gus DiMillo

Passion Food Hospitality

Dan Woodley

AJ Dwoskin & Associates

Joe Corey

Faccia Luna Pizzeria, Boulveard WoodGrill

Oren Molovinsky

Vice Chairman
Mie N Yu

Hervè Houdrè

The Willard Intercontinental Hotel

Geoff Tracy

Chef Geoff's, LIA's

Jamie Leeds

Hanks Oyster Bar, CommonWealth Gastro Pub