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.
We hold two conferences each year, one in Chicago immediately prior to the National Restaurant Association show and one in Orlando in October immediately prior to the Market Vision conference. Our conferences are developed by foodservice supply chain executives to provide attendees relevant educational sessions and an environment conducive for networking, relationship building and mutual exchange of information relative to supply chain.
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.
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Thank you to our sponsors for their support.
Clark National Accounts
- Georgia Pacific
Kari Out Company
- Lineage Logistics
National Pork Producers Council
- Stampede Meat
2023 Governing Board
ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative)
Joelle Johnson (Secretary)
Senior Director, Supply Chain
Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC
Executive Vice President, Equipment Solutions
National DCP, LLC (Dunkin’ Supply Chain Cooperative)
Kristi Kingery (Chairman)
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Tropical Smoothie Café
Vice President, Food & Beverage Procurement
Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Anissa Mandell-Chance (Vice Chairman)
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain
Chris McNutt (Treasurer)
Vice President, Strategic Supply
Centralized Supply Chain Services
Senior Vice President, Logistics &
United States Retail Supply Chain
Starbucks Coffee Company
Chief Executive Officer
Restaurant Services, Inc.
Vice President, Operational Excellence
Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.
Matthew Riddleberger (Chairman Emeritus)
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Services
Firehouse Restaurant Group
Solandre (Sol) Rypin
Director, Supplier Quality and Safety
Vice President of Procurement
Bloomin’ Brands, Inc.
Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing & Commodity Risk Management
Market Vision, Inc.
Senior Vice President, National Sales Sysco & President, SYGMA
The SYGMA Network and Sysco Corporation
Senior Executive Director, Restaurant COE
P & G Professional
VP, Business Development - Analytics, Supply Chain, Promotions
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