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.

2023 Governing Board



Kristi Kingery 

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain

Tropical Smoothie Cafe

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Vice Chair

Anissa Mandell-Chance

Senior Vice President, Supply Chain 

Focus Brands

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Joelle Johnson

Senior Director, Supply Chain

Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC

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 Chris McNutt

Vice President Brand Programs

Centralized Supply Chain Services

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Chair Emeritus

Matthew Riddleberger 

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David Cox 


Cox Supply Chain Management Advisors


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Les Karel

Executive Vice President, Equipment Solutions

National DCP, LLC (Dunkin' Supply Chain Cooperative)


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Kyle Lindelof

Executive Vice President, Food & Beverage Procurement

Brinker International

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Charlie Lousignont 


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Carl Mount

Chief Supply Chain Officer


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Joel Neikirk

Chief Executive Officer

Restaurant Services, Inc. 

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Krista Pohlman 

Vice President, Operational Excellence

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

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Solandre Rypin

Sr. Principal Team Leader, Supplier Quality and Safety

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

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Randy Scruggs

Vice President of Procurement

Bloomin' Brands, INC

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Dessi Zaneva

Vice President, Strategic Sourcing & Commodity Risk Management

Panera Bread

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Advisory Council


John Barone


Market Vision, Inc. 

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Ron Cegnar


CEO Partners 

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Jeff Dorr



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Greg Keller

Senior Vice President, National Sales Sysco &

President, SYGMA

The SYGMA Network and Sysco Corporation

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James Kennedy

Senior Executive Director, Restaurant COE

P & G Professional

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Joyce Mazero


Polsinelli PC 

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Jerry Murphy

K & J Murphy Investment Corporation

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Steven Rodgers


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Janet Erickson

Supply Chain Expert Exchange Program Director

48 North Supply Chain Consulting, LLC


Brandon Ray

Supply Chain Expert Exchange Coordinator

Brinker International


Alicia Hicks

Supply Chain Expert Exchange Marketing Consultant

Hicks Marketing