Steve Lewis

NFA Marketing Chairman

Keith Egyed


NFA Operations Committee 


John Papola

Pres. & Creative Director,

Emergent Order

Award Winning Film Producer

Brian Robison


Gov't Relations Committee

Joel Niekirk


Franchisee RSI Committee

​​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 


Jim Myers

Vice President

Burger King, N.A.

The speakers

Additional  Special Speakers!

Dan Fitzpatrick

Chairman, NFA

Don Smith

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.

Keynote Speakers