The Power List reception, hosted by L.E.K. Consulting, the National Pork Board, and SevenRooms, brought together industry leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking women on this year’s NRN Power List.
Nation’s Restaurant News editor-in-chief Jenna Telesca, left, and Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association. Sweeney has appeared on the NRN Power List multiple times, most recently in 2019.
NRN’s Jenna Telesca welcomes guests to the Power List cocktail reception.
(left to right) Sarah Lockyer, Nation’s Restaurant News group publisher, toasts Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, for her impact on the industry. Sweeney, who has led the association for 12 years, recently announced she would retire at the end of the year.
(left to right) Elizabeth Campbell, senior director of marketing at McDonald’s and Tara Dugan, director of consumer and marketplace insights and domestic marketing, at the National Pork Board.
Adrian Butler, chief technology officer of Dine Brands Global, center, talks with NRN senior managing editor Christi Ravneberg and Robert Baker of the Informa Restaurant & Food Group.
2019 Power List honoree Laura Rea Dickey, CEO of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, and Aziz Hashim, founder and managing partner of NRD Capital.
(left to right) Fred LeFranc, CEO of Results Thru Strategy; Leigh Wilson, vice president of national accounts at Sevenrooms; and Katie Coleman, vice president of communications at Revelry Group
Guests mingle during the reception.
From left: Kathleen Wood, co-owner of Suzy’s Swirl; Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association; and Marla Topliff, president of Rosati’s Pizza.
Holly Ahearn, executive assistant to Dawn Sweeney, left; and Sue Crystal Mansour, vice president, program impact at National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Aimee Tran, director of marketing at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar with reception guests.
From left: Jose Olivia, co-director at Food Chain Workers Alliance; Kathryn Lyons, chief growth officer of the Women’s Foodservice Forum; and Krista Gibson, chief marketing officer of the Women’s Foodservice Forum.
Alyssa Prince, director of community relations and events at the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, left, with Sally McVey, development and industry relations manager at the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation.
Maria Steingoltz, managing director and partner at L.E.K. Consulting, a co-sponsor of the Power List reception event, addresses attendees.
Joel Montaniel, CEO and co-founder of SevenRooms, a co-sponsor of the event.
Jarrod Sutton, vice president of domestic marketing at the National Pork Board, a co-sponsor of the event.
Nation’s Restaurant News editor-in-chief Jenna Telesca, NRN group published Sarah Lockyer with leaders from the event’s three sponsoring organizations.