Longtime leader of Louisiana restaurant group to step down

The Louisiana Restaurant Association said Tuesday that Jim Funk will step down at the end of the year after 30 years as head of the state’s trade group.

A search is underway for his successor, the Metairie, La.-based association said.

“It has been truly rewarding to represent the world-renowned restaurant industry in Louisiana,” said Funk, who joined the LRA in 1981. “The last 30 years have been full of outstanding moments that make me feel blessed to ha

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