About

2019-2020 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

Erich Chieca, Co-Chair

Sara Menard, Co-Chair

Chip Potter, Tori Clucas, Katie King, Staff Liaisons

Regional

Susan Edwards, Chair

Katie King, Staff Liaison

Conference Planning

Nick Landry, Co-Chair

Justin Kanthak, Co-Chair

Laura Penning, Staff Liaison

*Conference Programming

Jason Behrends, Co-Chair

Justin Kanthak, Co-Chair

Anh Nguy, Co-Chair

Erin Goblirsch, Staff Liaison

*Partnership

Charles Hayes, Co-Chair

Micky Miller, Co-Chair

Andrew Haigh, Staff Liaison

*Conference F&B

Paul Rockwell, Chair

Laura Penning, Staff Liaison

Competition

Jaime Mestan, Chair

Jeannie Weber, Staff Liaison

Knowledge: Provide for the professional exchange of information

Education

Rosemary Trout, Co-Chair

Michael Cheng, Co-Chair

Erin Goblirsch, Staff Liaison

*Higher Education

Michael Cheng, Co-Chair

Darryl Holliday, Co-Chair

Chris Peck, Staff Liaison

Strategic Alliance

Catherine Proper, Chair

Chip Potter, Staff Liaison

Awards

Jason Behrends, Co-Chair

Justin Kanthak, Co-Chair

Nick Landry, Co-Chair

Katie King, Staff Liaison

Culinology® Editorial Advisory Board

Jessica Goldstein, Chair

Kristin Fields, Staff Liaison

Message: Communicate the benefits of the RCA

Marketing and Content Committee

Jessica Goldstein, Chair

Haley Carson, Staff Liaison

RCA Student Committee (RCASC)

Austin Kissel, Chair

Jonathan Flinn (Vice chair/ Marketing chair)

Tamara Gabler (Education/ Competitions Chair)

Joshua Gruenberg (Regional chair)

Jaime Mestan, Appointed Board Member

Tori Clucas, Staff Liaison

NBDC

Charles Hayes, Chair

Chip Potter, Staff Liaison

RCACC

Karl Marsh, CCS®, Chair

Liz Dombrowski, Staff Liaison

Culinology® Education Foundation

Joy Isaacs, President

Chip Potter, Staff Liaison

Advisor to the Board

Allen Freed

* = Sub-committee