Friday, November 7, 2014

LRA Board of Directors elects At Large, new member

Rob King of Pitt Grill Inc. in
Lake Charles is elected to
LRA State Board of Directors.
The Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA) Board of Directors has elected Rob King to the At Large position of the LRA State Board of Directors during its November meeting in Point Clear, Ala. King’s term will begin January 1, 2015.

King, Vice President of Pitt Grill Inc. in Lake Charles, has been an LRA State Board Director for the past six years. He also serves on the LRA Southwest Chapter Board of Directors and was its president in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, King serves as Chair of the LRA Self Insurer’s Fund for Workers’ Compensation Board of Trustees. He has been an LRA member for 20 years.

King is truly part of his family’s business, having worked for Pitt Grill with his father since the restaurant’s inception in 1972. At age 5, “My job was to pick up [trash in] the parking lot and my payment was a waffle,” King shared.

Darrell Whaley of Taco Bell
in West Monroe is elected as a
director to the LRA State Board.
“Rob’s experience with every facet of the restaurant industry, from busser to prep cook and now vice president, makes him a valuable asset to the LRA’s Executive Committee,” said LRA President & CEO Stan Harris.

Also during its November meeting, the LRA Board elected Darrell Whaley as a new director. His tenure will begin in 2015. Whaley currently serves on the LRA Northeast Chapter Board. He is a Taco Bell operations supervisor in West Monroe, having been employed by the company for the past 27 years.

“The LRA is pleased to welcome Darrell to its Board of Directors. His nearly 30 years of experience in the industry will help us to grow the association,” said Harris.

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