The board of directors are: Tim Baker of The Brasserie, Tulsa; Kevin Barker of University of Oklahoma Housing Food Services, Norman; Jon Biegel of The Restaurants at Chesapeake; Robert Black of A Good Egg Dining Group; Jimmy Blacketer of Los Cabos, Jenks; Mark Blevins of City Bites; Jim Burke of Emerging Brands, Edmond; David Burns of Outback Steakhouse Regional Office, Edmond; Alan Cantrell of Sonic Industries, Inc.
Others named to the board are: Marc Chastain of Rib Crib Corporation, Tulsa; John Counts of Sysco Food Services of Oklahoma; Jim Cowan of Mazzios Corporation, Tulsa; Ross Crain of Toby Keiths I Love This Bar & Grill; John Crancer of Outback Steakhouse, Jenks; Jeff Davis and John Davis of Arbys/U.S. Beef Corp., Tulsa; Steve Davis of Curveball Restaurants, Muskogee.
Also Blake Ewing of The Engine Room, Tulsa; Tony Henry of Full Moon Cafe/Wolfgang Puck Bistro, Tulsa; Maggie Howell of Aunt PittyPats Catering and Trattoria il Centro; Thomas Hunter of Ricardos Restaurant, Tulsa; Verej Jazirvar of Petroleum Club; Hank Kraft and Mike Rogers of Hal Smith Restaurant Group, Edmond; Phil LaRue of Foodservice Solutions & Ideas; Devin Levine of BOK Center, Tulsa; Chris Lower of The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro; Ed Lynn of Buffalo Wild Wings; Tony Nab of Outback Steakhouse, Norman.
Finally, Rick Naifeh of Premium Brands; Elliot Nelson of McNellies, Tulsa; Frank Nelson of Pearls Restaurant Group; Ban Nguyen of Jimmys Egg; Dennis Patrick of Clantons Cafe, Vinita; Brian Saliba of Freddie Pauls Steakhouse, Stillwater; Jose Santiago of McDonalds, Edmond; Nina Shuman of Vans Pig Stand; Rodney Stephens of Carinos Italian Restaurants; Marcus Tilley of Traditions and Autographs, Norman; Robert Williams of Eskimo Joes, Stillwater.
The annual meeting also named association directors to the board. They are: Bill Biard of Hammett House Restaurant, Claremore; Tad Blood of Tads Catering & Concessions; Craig Bothwell of Bothwell Saxton Restaurants, Tulsa; Bill Bunch of Bunch Enterprises/ KFC, Ponca City; Tommy Byrd of Bellinis Ristorante & Grill; Stan Clark of Eskimo Joes, Stillwater; Tuck Curren of Biga, Tulsa; Zena Dater of Oswalt Restaurant Supply; Missy Dickinson of Carinos Italian Restaurants; Randy Earhart of Taco Mayo Franchise Systems; David Egan and Dick Stubbs of Cattlemens Steakhouse; Sam Erwin of U.S. Foodservice; Kurt Fleischfresser of Western Concepts.
Also named were: Greg Gawey of Jamils Steakhouse; Eddie Hartwick of Mid-America Christian University; David Haynes of Johnnies Charcoal Broiler; Wayne Hirst of Hirst Again; Peter Holloway of Boulevard Steakhouse, Edmond; Richard Hunt of Ricardos Restaurant, Tulsa; Gary Jackson of Fireside Dining, Ardmore; Greg McGill of McGills, Tulsa; Kim McLendon of Emerging Brands; Jane Mitchell of Harry Bears All American Grill, Moore; Loretta Pollman of T-Bone Steak House, Weatherford.?Finally, Joe Prichard of Petes Place, Krebs; Kirk Purnell of Ben E. Keith Foods, Edmond; Bill Ricks of Braums Ice Cream Stores; Robert Ross of Interurban Restaurants, Norman; Ned Shadid of Neds Catering; Ed Slyman of Freddies BBQ & Steakhouse, Sapulpa; Mike Turek of Old Germany Restaurant, Choctaw; Hal Walker of Food & Beverage, Tulsa.
Named to the ORA Advisory Board are: Rebecca Eastham of Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater; Mike Hembree of Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association; Bill Ryan of OSU School of Hotel & Restaurant Administration, Stillwater; Mollie Hager of Culinary Institute of Platt College.