John Papola

Pres. & Creative Director,

Emergent Order

Award Winning Film Producer

Brian Robison


Gov't Relations Committee

George Hoffman 


Additional  Special Speakers!

Dan Fitzpatrick

Chairman, NFA

Keith Egyed


NFA Operations Committee 


Herman Cain

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.

​​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.

The speakers

Don Smith

Steve Lewis

NFA Marketing Chairman

Keynote Speakers

Joel Niekirk


Franchisee RSI Committee

Jim Myers

Vice President

Burger King, N.A.