The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Board of Directors recently elected four new members and a current director to its At Large position, with their terms beginning in 2016. The new board members have held key volunteer positions within the association and have shown a desire to continue to serve the restaurant industry in this new and enhanced capacity. They are:
- Alan Guilbeau- Executive Vice President of Business Development for PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans. Guilbeau will begin his third consecutive term as the LRA Northshore Chapter president next year and actively participates in many LRA programs.
- Mark Latter- Owner of Tujague’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Latter has been an LRA member for 24 years and has served as an Industry Representative to the LRA Board of Directors. He also served on the LRA State Board’s Communications and Strategic Planning committees.
- Matthew Massey- Area Director of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers in Youngsville. Massey is an active member of the LRA Acadiana Chapter and currently serves as its treasurer and education chair. He has been a member of the LRA for eight years.
- Anna Tusa- Owner and Vice President of New Orleans Creole Cookery, Crazy Lobster and Poppy’s Time Out Sports. Tusa has served as an Industry Representative to the LRA Board of Directors and on its Advocacy and Strategic Planning committees.
LRA State Director Paul Rotner was elected to the At Large position of the LRA Board of Directors. Rotner is chief executive officer of Acme Oyster House, with locations in Louisiana and Florida. He was the Greater New Orleans Chapter President in 2013 and currently serves on the LRA Education Foundation Board of Directors.
“The LRA is fortunate to be able to welcome these esteemed members of the restaurant and supplier communities to the LRA’s Board of Directors and is pleased that Paul will continue his volunteer service to the board in this leadership position,” said LRA President & CEO Stan Harris. “Their expertise and commitment to the industry will be a prized asset in our governance.