Council of State Restaurant Associations Announces New Executive Vice President

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Council of State Restaurant Associations (CSRA) Board of Directors announced that Anuja Miner has been selected as its new Executive Vice President. Miner began her duties on June 1, 2016 and will guide the CSRA’s mission of fostering goodwill and promoting the success of State Restaurant Associations and their members across the United States and Puerto Rico. The Council of State Restaurant Associations, in its strategic plan, noted the necessity of selecting a leader that could further strengthen the collaboration with the National Restaurant Association (NRA) and the state restaurant association partners in serving the restaurant industry.

“I am thrilled to be joining such an exciting industry and look forward to my new role representing the interests of CSRA and bridging the relationships between CSRA and the National Restaurant Association,” said Miner. “My experience working for trade associations will be a valuable asset to CSRA as we move forward on its mission. There has never been a more exciting time for the restaurant industry.”

Miner comes to the CSRA with more than 20 years of trade association management experience, having worked for the National Milk Producers Federation and the International Dairy Foods Association. Most recently, she was the executive director of the American Butter Institute in Arlington, Va. Miner is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

“Hiring Anuja begins the next phase of a detailed process that began over two years ago. Selecting the CSRA’s first full-time leader, our board is very excited to have someone of Anuja’s experience and character in this position,” said CSRA President Stan Harris, who also serves as president and CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Association.

NRA CEO Dawn Sweeney also commented, “I am excited by the news of Anuja’s hire and the additional opportunities it affords us as we continue to align our shared work with our state partners.”

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