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Keeping Restaurateurs On Trend with Barbara Polk– ECEO029



Keeping Restaurateurs On Trend with Barbara Polk– ECEO029

At the National Restaurant Association, Chief Administrative Officer Barbara Polk’s job is to bring restaurateurs together in Chicago to connect them with new ideas and innovation in the industry. Rebecca Linder asks Barbara about the mission and vision behind events in the restaurateur space, and together they unpack how it takes a whole village to see the association’s continued success.

Topics include:

  • Catering to introverts and extroverts alike
  • Trends in participatory experiences at events
  • Making time for mentorship
  • Cultivating intellectual curiosity
  • Keeping the human touch in restaurants as technology evolves

Mentioned in this podcast:
Organizations
ProStart
Pizza Industry Council
Executive Study Groups

People
Jon Taffer
Mary Pat Heftman

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Barbara Polk is a strategic operations executive with proven ability to impact business results. She is an expert at aligning human capital and operational strategies to support both business objectives and organizational values, and extremely effective in fast-paced environments undergoing restructuring, rapid growth or significant change. She is a proactive trusted adviser, coach and collaborative business partner.

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