John Papola

Pres. & Creative Director,

Emergent Order

Award Winning Film Producer


​​A former fast-food chain executive, Herman Cain emerged as a Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential nomination.

Sometimes called the Hermanator, Herman Cain earned degrees from Morehouse College and Purdue University, Cain worked for Coca-Cola and Pillsbury Company, where he was an executive for the Burger King brand .  In 2004, Cain made a failed bid for the Senate. He returned to the political fold in 2011 as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.

George Hoffman 

CEO, RSI

Jim Myers

Vice President

Burger King, N.A.

The speakers

Additional  Special Speakers!


Dan Fitzpatrick

Chairman, NFA

Don Smith

Herman Cain


Keynote Speakers

Brian Robison

Chairman,

Gov't Relations Committee

Joel Niekirk

Chairman,

Franchisee RSI Committee

Keith Egyed

Chairmain,

NFA Operations Committee 

 Speakers

Steve Lewis

NFA Marketing Chairman


Donald N. Smith was hired in 1978 to give the then Pillsbury owned Burger King chain of restaurants a much needed helping hand.  Donald restructured corporate business practices for every level of the company including updated agreements, more standardized restaurant designs and a more lively menu.