The National Council of Chain Restaurants, a division of the National Retail Federation, is the leading organization exclusively representing chain restaurant companies. For more than 40 years, NCCR has worked to advance sound public policy that serves restaurant businesses and the millions of people they employ. NCCR members include the country’s most respected quick-service and table-service chain restaurants. NCCR is a division of the National Retail Federation.

NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing discount and department stores, home goods and specialty stores, Main Street merchants, grocers, wholesalers, chain restaurants and Internet retailers from the United States and more than 45 countries. Retail is the nation’s largest private sector employer, supporting one in four U.S. jobs – 42 million working Americans. Contributing $2.5 trillion to annual GDP, retail is a daily barometer for the nation’s economy. NRF’s This is Retail campaign highlights the industry’s opportunities for life-long careers, how retailers strengthen communities, and the critical role that retail plays in driving innovation.

NCCR Board of Directors

NCCR Staff

NCCR Executive Committee

Mary Schell, The Wendy's Company

Vice Chairman
Cicely Simpson, Dunkin' Brands

Lynn Liddle, Domino's Pizza

Jamie Richardson, White Castle System

Immediate Past Chairman
Chip Kunde, Darden Restaurants

Board of Directors

Don Balfour, Waffle House, Inc.

Bo Bryant, McDonald’s Corporation

Dan Colegrove, DineEquity Inc.

Luis Farias, CKE Restaurants, Inc.

Craig Prusher, Church’s Chicken

Patrick Sheehy, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Mark Simpson, Texas Roadhouse

Mike Starnes, Denny’s Inc.

Joe Taylor, Brinker International, Inc.


Ex-Officio Board Members

Ann Marie McNamara, Jack in the Box Inc.

Angela Sanchez, CKE Restaurants, Inc.


NCCR Staff

Green, Rob
NCCR Executive Director

Vinson, Scott
NCCR Vice President

Purvis, Shawna
Executive Assistant

Schatz, Stephen
Sr. Director, Media Relations

Viator, Jessica
Director, Membership Development