About 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.

For a full list of the 2021 Supply Chain Expert Exchange governing board and advisory council members, please click here.

Expert Exchange Gatherings

Our Expert Exchange Gatherings are a way for our communities to connect virtually. These are collaborative, informal, operator-led events, and they’re intended to touch on topics that are pressing and relevant to your jobs and to the restaurant industry as a whole. If you attend, you will get the opportunity to meet online with your peers, share, learn, and ask questions in an engaging and safe peer-to-peer environment. At a time when we cannot meet in-person, the need for connection is more important than ever. We are pleased to offer these Gatherings across all our communities on a recurring basis.

If you are interested in participating or curious when the next Gathering will be held, you may opt-in here to the community of your choice, and gain access to our upcoming Gatherings.

Supply Chain Scene

Supplychainscene.org connects the foodservice supply chain community with the latest news and information on best practices, industry events and job opportunities. It is a service of the National Restaurant Association’s Supply Chain Expert Exchange (formerly SCM/ESG). 

Supply Chain Scene produces a monthly interview feature called Executive Spotlight in which a foodservice supply chain professional engages with questions about their career path, current job role, technology insights and advice for others in the industry.  Along with providing a website platform as a resource exclusively for foodservice supply chain, Supply Chain Scene distributes a compilation of information in a weekly via email that is released each Wednesday morning to thousands of subscribers. Subscribe to our emails below.


Contact Supply Chain Program Director, Lo Mittelbronn at lmittelbronn@restaurant.org for more information.

2021 Sponsors 

Thank you to our sponsors for their support.

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.

2021 Advisory Council

John Barone
Market Vision, Inc.

Ron Cegnar
CEO Partners

Greg Keller
Senior Vice President, National Sales Sysco & President, SYGMA
The SYGMA Network and Sysco Corporation

James Kennedy
Senior Executive Director, Restaurant COE
P & G Professional

Joyce Mazero
Polsinelli PC

Jerry Murphy
Vice President, Foodservice Division
S&D Coffee & Tea

Steven Rodgers
Vice President, Business Development