​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

Kenneth Besserman, General Counsel

Anna Tauzin Rice, Chief Revenue and Innovation Officer

Todd Voorhees, Vice President, Exposition & Events

 

Metro Leaders

Melissa Stewart, Executive Director, Greater Houston Restaurant Association
 
Amanda Garcia, Executive Director, San Antonio Restaurant Association
 
David L. Waddell, Executive Director, Greater Austin Restaurant Association
 
Jerry Walker, Executive Director, Greater Dallas Restaurant Association