About

2017-2018 RCA Committees

RCA Committees are organized under three strategic 'pillars' of People, Knowledge, and Message. The Nominations and Board Development Committee and RCA's Affiliated Corporations are organized independently of these pillars.

The Executive Committee is comprised of the elected RCA president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and immediate past president and is chaired by the president.

People: Broaden and engage the RCA community


Membership

Kami Smith, Chair

Nelson Serrano-Bahri, Appointed Board Member

Christina Pfitzinger, Staff Liaison

Regional

Barbara Zatto, Chair

Stephen Kalil, Appointed Board Member

Christina Pfitzinger, Staff Liaison

Conference Planning

Jason Behrends, Chair

Laura Penning, Staff Liaison

*Conference Programming

Jason Behrends, Chair

Laura Penning, Staff Liaison

*Culinology Expo/Tradeshow

Justin Kanthak, Chair

Amanda Bushong, Appointed Board Member

Erich Chieca, Appointed Board Member

Jeannie Weber, Staff Liaison

*Conference F&B

Stephen Kalil, Chair

Paul Rockwell, Appointed Board Member

Laura Penning, Staff Liaison

Competition

Gerrie Bouchard, Chair

Alexa Newman, Staff Liaison

Employment Network

Gary Freeman, Chair

Katie King, Staff Liaison

Knowledge: Provide for the professional exchange of information

Education

Rosemary Trout, Chair

Chris Ballman, Staff Liaison

*Continuing Education (non-certification credits)

Lynn Tripp, Chair

Chris Ballman, Staff Liaison

*Higher Education

Michael Cheng, Chair

Chris Ballman, Staff Liaison

Strategic Alliance

Amanda Bushong, Chair

Chip Potter, Staff Liaison

Awards

Jason Behrends, Chair

Katie King, Staff Liaison

Culinology Editorial Advisory Board

Jeff Cowles, Chair

Lauren Checea, Staff Liaison

Message: Communicate the benefits of the RCA

Marketing

Jeff Cowles, Chair

Kat Seiffert, Staff Liaison

Education Liaison/Advisor

Rosemary Trout

RCA Student Committee (RCASC)

Melinda Russell, Chair

Ando Ahnan, Co-chair

Jordan Clark, Co-chair

Stephanie Sokol, Co-chair

Tori Clucas, Staff Liaison

NBDC

Anh Nguy, Co-chair

Chip Potter, Staff Liaison

RCACC

Craig Claussen, CCS®, Chair

Liz Dombrowski, Staff Liaison

Culinology Education Foundation

Justin Kanthak, President and Board Liaison

Joy Isaacs, Vice President

Christina Pfitzinger, Staff Liaison

Culinology® Historian

Susan Murray

Christina Pfitzinger, Staff Liaison

Advisor to the Board

Allen Freed

* = Sub-committee