The Arizona Restaurant Association’s board of directors is led each year by a five-person executive committee. Currently, the committee is chaired by Alicia Casale, a local attorney whose practice primarily centers on business and commercial transactional matters, including extensive work with restaurants and bars. Casale serves as general counsel for several restaurants.
Joe Johnston, owner of Joe’s Real BBQ, Agritopia, Joe’s Farm Grill and Liberty Market, is both the immediate past-chair and the current head of the organization’s education foundation. Joining Casale and Johnston on the executive committee are Vice Chair Kristina Hogan, Treasurer Angelina Galaviz and Secretary Raveen Arora.
– The Arizona Restaurant Association reports