​Leaders & Staff

2019 - 2020 Texas Restaurant Association Officers
 

John Gessner
President
SVM Productions & Fox Rothschild, LLP, Dallas

 

 

 

 

Gary Johnson
President-Elect
Frontier Enterprises/Jim's Restaurants, San Antonio

 

 

 

 

Leo Duran
Vice President
L&J Cafe, El Paso

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Horowitz
Secretary-Treasurer
Legacy Restaurants, Houston

 

 

 

Jimmy Hasslocher
Immediate Past President
Frontier Enterprises/Jim's Restaurants, San Antonio

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Headquarters Staff   
 

Emily Williams Knight, CEO 
Susan Petty, Chief of Staff
Joe Monastero, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer
Anna Tauzin, Chief Revenue and Innovation Officer
Craig Riley, Controller
Kelsey Erickson Streufert, Vice President, Government Relations and Advocacy
Todd Voorhees, Vice President, Exposition and Events

 

Metro Leaders

Melissa Stewart, Executive Director, Greater Houston Restaurant Association
Dawn Larios, Executive Director, San Antonio Restaurant Association
David Waddell, Executive Director, Greater Austin Restaurant Association
Jerry Walker, Executive Director, Greater Dallas Restaurant Association