Monday, March 14, 2022 | 
8:00 - 9:15 AM

  • Conference Welcome by Debi Kensell, Executive Director & CEO of RFMA
  • 2022-2023 Board Introductions
  • 2021-2022 Board Chair, Tom Lykins, CRFP with Panda Restaurant Group
  • RFMA Gives 2022 Presentation
  • Keynote Speaker-  Kevin Brown


Motivational Speaker and Author

Kevin Brown’s unconventional path to business and personal success has taught him that winning in business and in life requires anything but conventional thinking. With a streetwise aptitude and a never quit attitude, he worked his way from the front lines in business to the executive boardroom. For two decades, Kevin was a sales and marketing executive that helped grow a little-known family business into an industry giant with annual revenues reaching two billion dollars. After a career in franchising, Kevin decided to retire from corporate America and pursue his passion for bringing The HERO Effect® message to as many people and organizations as possible. Kevin is on a mission to help people and organizations embrace a simple philosophy that separates world-class organizations and high-performance people from everybody else. He is passionate about helping people expand their vision, develop their potential and grow their results.


Tuesday, March 15, 2022 | 
12:00 - 1:45 PM

  • Presentation of new CRFP's - Certified Restaurant Facility Professionals
  • ​2021 RFMy Awards Presentation featuring Emcee - Henry Cho
    • Our RFMy awards recognize RFMA members and their contributions to the industry
  • Special Presentation of our outstanding members and their contributions to RFMA
    • Restaurateur of the Year
    • Vendor of the Year
    • MVP Award

Want to learn more or nominate someone for an RFMy award? Click here. Nominations must be made by January 10, 2022. 


Emcee. Actor. Comedian

Henry’s TV credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry was co-creator, co-producer and co-writer of “The Henry Cho Show” on GAC.

Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and available on Netflix. He’s also a regular performer at the Grand Ole Opry.

Some of Henry’s film credits include Universal’s McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer; Say It Isn’t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field; and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston produced by Madonna.

Henry was the keynote entertainer for The 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner in DC and has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Reba and many others. Henry’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith.