Promoting, educating and advocating for Delaware’s restaurant industry since 1965.
The Delaware Restaurant Association has a proven record of protecting industry interests. We strive to improve the business environment for restaurants, advocating on a slate of national, state and local issues. Our Board of Directors are industry leaders committed to keeping Delaware restaurateurs informed about the latest rules, regulations and legislative policies affecting their businesses.
2017 DRA Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board

Steve Montgomery, The Starboard/Bethany Blues

Vice Chair

Jeff Cook, 2 Fat Guys


Scott Kammerer, SoDel Concepts

Immediate Past Chairman

Bobby Pancake, Buffalo Wild Wings/High 5, LLC

President & CEO

Carrie Leishman


Javier Acuna, Hakuna Hospitality Group

Bob Ashby, Ashby Hospitality

Dena Calo, Saul Ewing LLP

Matt DiSabatino, Striper Bites/Kindle/Half Full

Dennis Forbes, Cool Springs/Restaurant 55

Ryan German, Caffe Gelato

Mike Gershenfeld, Sysco Eastern Maryland

Carl Georigi, Platinum Dining Group

Tom Hannum, Buckley’s Tavern

Dr. Sheryl Kline, Univ of Delaware HRIM

Demi Kollias, Claymont Steak Shop

Betsy LeRoy, Pizza By Elizabeths

Jean Lloyd, BDO USA LLP

Steve Lucey, Six Paupers/Ulysses

Gianmarco Martuscelli, La Casa Pasta/Klondike Kate’s

Hank Rosenberg, Harrington Raceway & Casino

Paul Ruggiero, NKS Distributors

Eric Sugrue, Big Fish Restaurant Group

Xavier Teixido, Harry’s Hospitality

Steve Torpey, Stanley’s Tavern

Bob Trostel, Breatkthru Beverage Delaware

Directors Emeritus

Sydney Arzt

Kevin Davies

Les Dukart