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
Karen Gibson, Heavy Restaurant Group

Education Foundation Chair
David Porter, Ilani

Editorial Committee Chair
Keri Robinson, Mariott

MSC Board Chair
Carla Barajas, Tecate


2023-2024 DIRECTORS

Small: Fewer than 50 Employees
Jenny Rojanasthien, Atlas Fare
Tracy Clark, Paradise Heights B-n-B
Jason Hoff, Evergreen Lanes

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
Sonia Ramos, Azteca
Bob Donegan, Ivar’s
Zahoor Ahmed, R.C. Hedreen Co.



Open Position (Seattle Restaurant Association Chair)
Dania Duke, Davenport Hotels (Spokane Chapter Chair)
Juergen Oswald, Renaissance Seattle (Seattle Hotel Association Chair)

Deborah Barnard, Barnard Griffin
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
Lewis Rudd, Ezell’s Chicken

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

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