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Restaurant Association of Maryland Announces New Officers and Board

Dan Stevens, Houlihans; Marshall Weston Jr., RAM; Doc Hayes, Martini's Restaurant and Lounge; Sherry Giovannoni, The Fish Market; Eric King, The Shanty Grille; Joe Barbera, AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar; Kathie Sewell, Golden Corral

Dan Stevens, Houlihans; Marshall Weston Jr., RAM; Doc Hayes, Martini’s Restaurant and Lounge; Sherry Giovannoni, The Fish Market; Eric King, The Shanty Grille; Joe Barbera, AIDA Bistro and Wine Bar; Kathie Sewell, Golden Corral

The Restaurant Association of Maryland has completed the Annual nomination process for its Board of Directors. The following list of new officers and directors were voted in at the Annual Membership Meeting in Havre De Grace. Their board term is effective July 1.

Officers:

·         Chairman: Doc Hayes, of Martini’s Restaurant & Lounge

·         1st Vice Chair: Sherry Giovannoni, of The Fish Market

·         2nd Vice Chair: Eric King, of Shanty Grille

·         3rd Vice Chair: Dan Stevens, of Houlihan’s

·         Treasurer: Joe Barbera, of AIDA Bistro

·         Secretary: Kathie Sewell, of Golden Corral

Directors:

·         Wayne Odachowski, de Lazy Lizard in Worcester County

·         Karen Murray, TJ’s of Calverton in Prince George’s County

·         Julie Newberry, Tidewater Grill in Harford County

·         Hudson Benson, Port House Grill in Cecil County

·         Kelly Motley, Madrone’s in Frederick County

·         Matt Milani, The Rumor Mill in Howard County

·         Dennis Barry, H&M Wagner

·         Rick Aurite, Sysco Baltimore

“Board members are nominated by peers in the industry.  Once nominated, a committee interviews the pool of candidates looking for individuals with commitment and leadership skills. We draw upon candidates from different restaurant segments in a variety of areas throughout the State,” said Nominating Committee Chairman Jeff Owens of Clyde’s Restaurant Group.

RAM’s President and CEO Marshall Weston commented, “Each year our Board finds new ways to help Maryland restaurants succeed. RAM members are in good hands with incoming Chairman Doc Hayes and I look forward to working with our new Directors. ”

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