National Restaurant Association’s New Hire to Help Unite Operators

Emily Williams Knight will start in May as the National Restaurant Association's chief collaboration officer and executive vice president of industry relations. Photo Courtesy of the National Restaurant Association
Emily Williams Knight will start in May as the National Restaurant Association's chief collaboration officer and executive vice president of industry relations. Photo Courtesy of the National Restaurant Association

The president and CEO of the Texas Restaurant Association will soon take on a role with the National Restaurant Association.

On May 3, Emily Williams Knight is to start as the chief collaboration officer and executive vice president of industry relations. In her new position, Knight will “lead the association’s strategic effort of unifying the industry as one through engagement with restaurant owners and operators of every size in communities across the country.”

“Knight will focus on collectively advancing and protecting the industry by strengthening partnerships with state restaurant associations and by developing new products, services, and capabilities designed to meet the changing needs of current and prospective members,” the National Restaurant Association adds.

In her time at the TRA, Knight has reportedly doubled new membership rates and expanded the association’s reach.

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