General Sessions

Opening General Session

Monday, March 6, 2017
8:00 am - 9:30 am

  • Conference Welcome: Tracy Tomson, Executive Director of RFMA
  • 2017-2018 Board Introductions: Tim Corcoran, PMP, CRFP, Jack in the Box / Qdoba, 2016 Board Chair
  • RFMA Gives Presentation

Keynote Speaker - Mel Robbins

You’ve probably seen her on TV before; Mel Robbins is one of CNN's most popular on-air commentators. She’s also a sought-after leadership expert, working with Fortune 500 companies to develop and empower leaders to be more effective in this rapidly changing world. Her "5 Second Rule” has already changed the lives of millions of people. She’s on a mission to empower as many people as she can to reach their true potential - as leaders, colleagues, spouses and human beings. RFMA 2017’s opening keynote will help you synthesize the conference, reveal and remove the surprising obstacles you face and empower you to reach your full potential.

Tuesday General Session Luncheon

When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  • Presentation of new CRFP's - Certified Restaurant Facility Professionals
  • RFMy Awards to recognize RFMA members for their contributions to our industry
  • Special recognition for outstanding RFMA members on their contributions to our association
  • Restaurateur of the Year
  • Vendor of the Year
  • MVP Award

Click here to learn more about the RFMy Awards and how you can nominate a fellow RFMA member

Keynote Entertainer - Jason Hewlett
Jim Carrey, Michael Jackson, Elton John, Louie Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Led Zeppelin, Stevie Wonder, Ricky Martin are just a few of the performers to take the stage during the unforgettable one-man show of Jason Hewlett, The Entertainer. Audiences Coast-to-Coast have thrilled at the creativity, hilarious impersonations, touching portrayals, and nostalgia of this one of a kind impressionist/musician/humorist and corporate entertainer. Jason has performed in every major casino in Las Vegas, appeared on the nationally televised Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, and received the “Best of State Entertainment Award” in his home state of Utah multiple times.

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