2017 Restaurant Conference Advisory Board


Daryl Ansel
Executive Director
Student Union-UC Berkley

Alyssa Balam
Senior Assurance Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Lynda Boyer
Vice President

CBRE, Inc.

Kevin Burke
Managing Partner & Founder
Trinity Capital, LLC

Karla Cameron

Huntley Castner
Strategic Chief Financial Officer
Lemonade Restaurant Group

Damon Chandik
Managing Director, Head of Restaurant Investment Banking
Piper Jaffray & Co

Kurt Cross
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley | Investment Banking Division

Al Ferrone
Senior Director
UCLA Housing and Hospitality

David Goldstein
Vice President & COO
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Steven Goldstein
Chief Marketing Officer
Sharky’s Woodfired Mexican Grill

Anna Graves
Conference Chair, Co-Leader

Restaurant Food & Beverage Industry Group; Partner
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP

Sarah Grover
Chief Brand and Strategy Officer
Barfresh, Inc

Rod Guinn
Managing Director
FocalPoint Partners, LLC

Andrew Hunter
Research and Development Chef; Author

Justine Hunter

Moss Adams, LLP

Janet Lowder

Restaurant Management Services

Fred LeFranc
Managing Partner

Results Thru Strategy

Laurel Mintz
Chief Executive Officer
Elevate My Brand, Inc.

Michael Patrick
Executive Director

Crystal & Company

Lauralynn Rogers
Executive Director, Internal Audit

DineEquity, Inc.

Teresa Siriani
Industry People Expert

Darren Tristano 
Technomic, Inc.


UCLA Extension Business, Management, and Legal Programs Staff


Freda Bush
Conference Director

Roger Torneden
Business, Management, and Legal Department Director

Leo Costantino
Program Director

Benjamin Molhant
Program Development Coordinator

Shane Henderson
Assistant to the Program Director

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