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Oklahoma Restaurant Association
3800 N. Portland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(405) 942-8181
(800) 375-8181


 

 
Jim Hopper
President & CEO

Key representative of industry views and interests before state legislative and regulatory agencies. Coordinates with officers, the board of directors and contract lobbyist. Serves as industry spokesperson and coordinates with National Restaurant Association on federal issues and events. Also serves as CEO of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association.
 

 
Debra Bailey, CAE
Deputy Director/Chief Financial Officer

Responsible for fiscal management of the association, directing staff activities, office operations, and communication with officers, directors, and contract lobbyist as needed. Also serves as CEO for the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.  

 

 
Patti Colley, IOM, CMP
Chief Strategy Officer

Works with the President/CEO to communicate the association’s mission and strategies. Directs activities surrounding association meetings and events. Responsible for Strategic Partnerships and sponsorships, marketing collaborations, and community and industry relations. Also, serves as Chief Strategy Officer of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association. 
 

 
Jillian Coursey
Manager, Training & Accounting

Manages all ServSafe® sanitation training classes and other educational training opportunities. Also manages ORA’s accounts receivable.

 

 
Linda Etherton
Director, ORA Expo

Primary contact for exhibitors at the Oklahoma Restaurant Convention & Expo including convention booth sales and logistics. Also responsible for association graphic design projects.

 
Collin Graham
Director, Membership

Primary contact for the industry as it relates to member enrollment, retention, research and discount program enrollment, as well as Alcohol Compliance Training and regulatory and operational research for members. Directs activities surrounding the development and management of membership preferred supplier programs.
 

 
Theresa Martin
Manager, Meetings & Events

Primary member contact for event registration. Assists CSO in managing association meetings and events. 


 

Cameryn Rose
Manager, Communications & Marketing
Initiates and manages all industry communications including Oklahoma Restaurateur magazine, and all online publications including Advisor Newsletter Concierge e-blasts, and social media. Also manages all web content, marketing, advertising, and photography.

 


 
Chandy Rice, CAE
Director, Education

Directs the training and educational opportunities for members, including speaker/facilitator considerations. Also directs Oklahoma’s ProStart Program, a nationally recognized culinary and hospitality certification in high schools and technology centers within the state. Works to provide job placement and mentoring activities within the industry. Is the primary point of contact for activities involving the Oklahoma Hospitality Foundation.
 

 
Elizabeth Sanchez
Manager, Member Care

Oversees member fulfillment including member and nonmember databases, dues billings and collection, retention programs and endorsed partner relations.
 

 
Hannah Shillington
Coordinator, Sonic/ServSafe®

Maintains all records for Sonic ServSafe® classes and coordinates Alcohol Compliance Education “ACE” training classes. 

 
Julia Jernigan Smith
Contract Lobbyist
Represents industry issues at the state capitol and state agencies.

 
Benny Vanatta
Contract Lobbyist

Represents industry issues at the state capitol and state agencies.


 
Sarai Maldonado
Help Desk Coordinator

Answers the phones, processes the mail and answers questions regarding membership, training and registration inquires. 
 
What's Happening
11.15.19
According to ABLE Commission, the new Mobile ID is a legally acceptable form of identification, and may be used by any licensees to determine if the consumer is of legal age. You can download the OK Mobile ID app to active your mobile ID.
10.08.19
The Public Employee Occupational Safety & Health (PEOSH) notice for Oklahoma has been updated with a poster revision. Click the link below to view a PDF of the update. You can also find this update on our website.
10.08.19
Our quarterly magazine, the Oklahoma Restaurateur, is your go-to source for event photos, member spotlights, and industry-related articles. Click here to view the latest magazine issue.
10.01.19
En Oklahoma, establecimientos de servicio de alimentos en condados bajo mandato es requerido que por lo menos un empleado tenga un certificado de ServSafe para Gerentes. Si nunca ha tenido una licencia, su licencia se ha vencido, o solo necesitas tomar el examen de nuevo, ¡el ORA te puede ayudar! El Oklahoma Restaurant Association estará ofreciendo el curso de ServSafe para Gerentes en español el 14 de Noviembre en Tulsa, Oklahoma dentro del Incredible Pizza. Este curso proporcionara los principios críticos que se necesitan para pasar el examen, incluyendo higiene personal, contaminación cruzada, tiempo y temperatura, Recepción y almacenamiento, manipulación segura de los alimentos, entrenamiento de empleados, y mucho más. Nosotros sabemos que están muy ocupados, así que hemos creado este curso para ser completado en tan solo un día. Regístrate en nuestra página de internet www.okrestaurants.com o ven a nuestra oficina hoy para registrarte!
3800 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
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