LANSING, MI-January 29th, 2015 – Ken Miller was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Michigan Restaurant Association (MRA) at its board meeting on January 26. Miller is the CEO of Millennium Restaurant Group in Kalamazoo, which includes Martell’s, Epic Bistro, Central City Tap House, The Union Cabaret and Grille, Fieldstone Grill, The Wine Loft, Panini Express, Centre Street Tap House, Cityscape Events, The Idler Riverboat, and Millennium Catering.

Other officers elected to the MRA Board of Directors include Deb Fratrik, regional vice president at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, who was elected Vice Chairman, and Brad Keen, from Boyne Resorts, who will serve as Treasurer.

“Ken Miller is a well-respected restaurateur in his community and throughout the industry, and we are excited to have him at the helm of the MRA this year,” said Brian DeBano, president and CEO of the MRA. “He is a proven leader, and under his guidance, the MRA will continue to provide great value to our members.”

“I’m honored to be selected to lead the MRA in 2015,” said Miller. “The MRA has a proven record of being the premier trade association for the restaurant industry – the industry I love. I look forward to helping the Association continue to succeed.”

Miller resides in Kalamazoo with his wife, Julie.

The MRA also welcomes the addition of Kara Warren to its Board of Directors. Warren is director of marketing for the great lakes region at Gordon Food Service in Grand Rapids. In this role, she leads a team of marketing individuals who work closely with customers across the state of Michigan. Warren resides in Grand Rapids.


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