(Newark, DE)–The Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) is pleased to announce its 2008 Officers and Board of Directors. This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Chairman of the Board is Sam Calagione, from Dogfish Head Brewery & Eats, located in Rehoboth Beach. For Vice Chairman, the Board has elected Dennis Forbes, Cool Springs Fish Bar and Restaurant, in Dover. This yearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Treasurer is Bill Klemkowski, JakeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach.
The directors of the board include: Fred Lankford, Lankford SYSCO; Ellis Stehl, Post House Restaurant; Dave Twining, NantucketÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Restaurant; Jean Lloyd, McBride Shopa & Company; Gary Gunderson, Innovative Hospitality Solutions; George Fiorile, Dover Downs Hotel & Conference Center; Ryan German, Caffe Gelato; Jeff Cook, 2 Fat Guys; Steve Lucey, Six Paupers/Dead PresidentÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s; Dominic Pulieri, Grotto Pizza; Bob Trostel, United Distributors of Delaware; Dr. Bob Nelson, University of Delaware/ HRIM; Betsy LeRoy, Pizza by Elizabeth; Les Dukart, Dukart Management/McDonaldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s; Mickey Donatello, Corner Bistro, as well as past Chairmen of the Board, Steve Torpey, StanleyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Tavern, Bob Ashby, Deer Park Tavern/McGlynnsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Pubs and Kevin Davies, Iron Hill Brewery and Xavier Teixido, HarryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Savoy/ Seafood Grill. Director Emeritus include Sydney Arzt and Paul Wise.