About Us

Supply Chain Scene is a Service of 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.

2022 Governing Board

Keith Anderkin Chief Supply Chain Officer Zaxby's Franchising LLC


Anissa Mandell-Chance (Vice Chairman)

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain 

Focus Brands


David Cox 


ARCOP, Inc. (Arby's Supply Chain Cooperative) 


Joelle Johnson

Senior Director, Supply Chain

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC


Les Karel

Executive Vice President, Equipment Solutions

National DCP, LLC


Sam Khoury 

President & Operating Partner

Next Stage Partners 


Kristi Kingery (Treasurer)

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Tropical Smoothie Cafe


 Charlie Lousignont (Chairman Emeritus)

Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer

Brinker International


Chris McNutt

Vice President Brand Programs

Centralized Supply Chain Services


Carl Mount

Senior Vice President, Logistics & 

United States Retail Supply Chain

Starbucks Coffee Company


Joel Neikirk

Chief Executive Officer

Restaurant Services, Inc. 


Krista Pohlman (Secretary)

Vice President, Operational Excellence

Wendy’s Quality Supply Chain Co-op, Inc.


Matthew Riddleberger (Chairman)

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Services

Firehouse of America, LLC


Solandre Rypin

Sr. Principal Team Leader, Supplier Quality and Safety

Chick-fil-A, Inc.


Rif W. Wiguna

Vice President, Supply Chain Management

Panda Restaurant Group, Inc.


Dessi Zaneva

Director, Strategic Sourcing 

Panera Bread


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


Steven Rodgers

VP, Business Development - Analytics, 

Supply Chain, Promotions