Supply Chain Scene is a Service of the Supply Chain Expert Exchange

The National Restaurant Association’s Supply Chain Expert Exchange is a community of restaurant and hospitality supply chain professionals who gather in-person and virtually for networking, relationship building, education and mutual exchange of information relative to supply chain best practices. Our educational programs are designed to promote our members’ supply chain knowledge, promote supply chain management as a professional pursuit within our industry, and promote the ethical conduct and practices of supply chain professionals across the foodservice industry.

2021 Governing Board

Anissa Mandell Chance
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Focus Brands

David Cox
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative)

Dean Gordon
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Jack in the Box, Inc.

Sam Khoury
President / Operating Partner 
Next Stage Partners 

Kristi Kingery (Treasurer)
VP, Supply Chain & Strategic Initiatives
Tropical Smoothie Café

Charlie Lousignont (Chairman Emeritus)
Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Brinker International

Beth Medford (Vice Chairman)
Sr. Director, DTT Shared Platforms
Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Carl Mount
Senior Vice President, Logistics &
United States Retail Supply Chain

Starbucks Coffee Company

Evan S. Nash
Director, Purchasing
Johnson and Wales University

Krista Pohlman
Vice President, Program Management
Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.

Matthew Riddleberger (Chairman)
Vice President, Supply Chain Services
Firehouse of America, LLC

Mark C. Smith (Secretary)
Chief Procurement Officer
Centralized Supply Chain Services, LLC

Michelle Trout
Senior Director, Indirect Materials
Brinker International

Rif W. Wiguna
Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.



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Les Karel

SVP - Indirect Sourcing, ARCOP, Inc.

Chair, NRA-SCM-ESG Best Practices Subcommittee

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Manish Patel

Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing

National DCP, LLC

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Mark Smith

Chief Procurement Officer


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Morgan Swink

Professor, Executive Director of Center for Supply Chain Innovation


Rob Dugas

Rob Dugas

CPO / Vice-President


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Sarah Blackmon

Director, Supplier Quality & Safety


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Scott Muyres

EVP, Supply Chain

IDQ Companies, Inc.

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Steve Pattison


Restaurant Services, Inc.


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Morgan Swink

Professor, Executive Director of Center for Supply Chain Innovation


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