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Staff Directory

CRA staff is comprised of association and industry professionals dedicated to supporting Colorado's restaurant industry. With expertise in everything from political advocacy to membership benefits, CRA staff stands ready to assist you.

Executive Staff

Sonia Riggs

President and CEO

(303) 830-2972 ext. 113

Lobbying and government affairs activities, board relations, staff administration, and overall association management.

First Job: Target

First Restaurant Job: Chart House, Golden, CO

Finance and Operations

Michael Reed

Controller

(303) 830-2972 ext. 122

Accounting, budgeting, financial services and HR oversight.

First Restaurant Job: Elitch Gardens Theme Park Food-service

Emily Ewing

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

(303) 830-2972 ext. 110

General office management, facilities management and accounting/executive assistance.

First Restaurant Job: A&W Restaurant

Membership

Devany McNeill

VP Strategic Partnerships

(303) 830-2972 ext. 133

(303) 717-0939 mobile

Responsible for member satisfaction and strategic partnerships benefiting all of our members.

First Restaurant Job: Jack in the Box, Denver, CO

Allie Geppert

Membership Services

3038302972 ext.

7209857151 mobile

Serves members in the Arvada, Wheat Ridge and the Northern Colorado region.

First Restaurant Job: Marble Slab Ice Creamery and Black-eyed Pea

Emily Rickert

Membership Services Representative

(303) 830-2972 ext. 123

Member inquiries and support.

First Restaurant Job: Bridgeman's Ice Cream Shoppe, MN

Communication & Public Relations

Laura Shunk

Communication Director

(303) 830-2972 ext. 117

Public relations, marketing and communication activities for the Association and its Foundation.

First Restaurant Job: Chipotle

Government Affairs

Nick Hoover

Manager of Government Affairs

(303) 830-2972 ext. 119

State and local government affairs activities. Provides help with regulatory, code, and enforcement questions.

First Restaurant Job: Anton's Steakhouse, MN

Mollie Steinemann

Government Affairs Coordinator

(303) 830-2972 ext. 115

Local and state government affairs activities.

First Restaurant Job: Hickory House Ribs, Parker, CO.

Programs and Sponsorship

SallyAnn Prier

Events and Sponsorship Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 147

(303) 483-3586 mobile

Build and enhance Annual Conference and the sponsorship program, and support event strategy.

First Restaurant Job: Walt's Roast Beef, N. Kingstown, RI

Colorado Restaurant Foundation

Mary Mino

President

(303) 830-2972 ext. 127

State Director of Colorado ProStart, Scholarship program, fundraising, mentoring and special events.

First Restaurant Job: McDonald's, Pueblo, CO

Shelby Bowen

Program Manager

(303) 830-2972 ext. 149

Coordinates activities associated with ProStart, and administers ServSafe.

First Restaurant Job: Danelly's Subs, Hudson, NH

Courtney Baylie

Grant & Scholarship Coordinator

(303) 830-2972 ext. 151

Administering grant requirements for CRF and ProStart, and administers ServSafe.

First Restaurant Job: Trail Dust Steak House, CO

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