The Washington Hospitality Association volunteer Board of Directors is made up of directors representing all segments of the state’s hospitality industry.


Chairman of the Board
Brian Moreno, McDonalds

Immediate Past Chair
Ron Oh

Vice-Chair and Chair of Government Affairs
Tiffany Turner, Adrift Hospitality

Secretary/Treasurer & Finance Chair
Mark Bentley, ARC Hospitality Services

Education Foundation Chair
David Porter, Ilani

MSC Board Chair
Victor Mena


2022-2023 DIRECTORS

Small: Fewer than 50 Employees
Julie McAferty, Green Lake Guest House
Jenny Rojanasthien, Atlas Fare
Derke Baziotis, Bene’s

Mid-Size: 50-100 Employees
Kerri Lonergan-Dreke, Lombardi’s Restaurants
Kristin Keltz, Spinach Bus Ventures
Taran Patel, A1 Hospitality

Large: 100 Employees or More
Lindsey Schwartz, Schwartz Brothers
Bob Donegan, Ivar’s
Zahoor Ahmed, R.C. Hedreen Co.



Steve Hooper, Ethan Stowell Restaurants (Seattle Restaurant Association Chair)
Lynelle Caudill, Davenport Hotels (Spokane Chapter Chair)
Bill Weise, Silver Cloud Hotels (Seattle Hotel Association Chair)

John Klein, Southern Glazer Wine and Spirits
Mike McShane, URM
Catharine Morisset, Fisher & Phillips
Julie Eisenhauer, Clark Nuber PS

At Large Directors
Jacque Farrell, Farrelli’s Pizza
Merrisa “Missy” Firnstahl-Claridge, Heritage 1904 (Vons/Sharps)
Rion Ramirez, Port Madison Enterprises
Elaina Morris, Ascend Hospitality
Lewis Rudd, Ezell’s Chicken

National Restaurant Association Board Representative
Bret Stewart, Center Twist (National Restaurant Association)

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