Vice ChairJeff Lobdell is the President and founder of Restaurant Partners Management, LLC headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jeff has 19 independent restaurant locations and 2 beachfront resorts and employs over 900 people. He is passionate about the hospitality industry, his restaurant business, and the communities that they operate in. Jeff is currently serving as Vice Chair of the National Restaurant Association. He has been in the restaurant business for over 35 years.
Jeff is a graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality. He is married to Audrey Lobdell and has four sons, Dayne, Deacon, Mason and Max, and 3 dogs. Besides his passion to serve the hospitality industry and spend time with his family, Jeff enjoys fishing, golfing and ice hockey.