The Georgia Restaurant Association has named 25-year industry veteran Stephanie Fischer as its new CEO and president.
She will succeed retiring association chief Karen Bremer starting Oct. 30.
Fischer comes to the association after serving as VP of corporate operations for the dining division of ParadiesLagardère Travel, a concessionaire that manages 80 restaurant concepts across 170 locations in 43 airports.
She has also worked in franchisee training operations for Dunkin’ Brands, then-parent of the Dunkin’ doughnut and Baskin-Robbins ice cream chains, and spent 13 years with Walt Disney World Co.
Fischer has been active in the association during her career.
“I have immense passion for this industry, observing what Karen and her team did for the state of Georgia during COVID-19 was really impressive,” she said in a statement. “I felt it was my time to give back to the Georgia restaurant community.”
“Stephanie’s proven leadership ability in the hospitality industry, coupled with her service and leadership with the association gives her an ideal background to lead the GRA,” said Bremer. “She will do a tremendous job for the association and its members.”
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