Chapter Chair: Tamy Duplantis, VP of IT, Main Event Entertainment
With over 30 years of experience solving business challenges through technology, she has been a change-agent in leading brand growth strategies, building teams that deliver results, and implementing integrated platforms that elevate performance. An active member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum, Tamy was the subject of Nation’s Restaurant News’ CIO profile in May 2007. Tamy has a B.B.A. in Data Processing and Analysis from The University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. in Business Management from Nova Southeastern University.
Chapter Vice Chair: Jeff Dinard, CIO, On the Border Mexican Grill
Jeff is currently Chief Information Officer for On the Border, and also oversees technology for all of the portfolio brands owned by the Private Investment firm, Argonne Capital. In this role, Jeff is charged with defining and setting the strategic vision for the ways in which technology will drive profitability and be a true differentiator for all of the brands, while also leveraging scale and volume purchasing power and exploiting synergies between the individual companies. Jeff owns all aspects of Restaurant Systems & Support, eCommerce, Software Development & Data Management/Reporting, Infrastructure/Security, and Program/Project/Vendor Management always ensuring that directives are scalable, sustainable, supportable, and foster the company’s targeted growth. Prior to On the Border, Jeff was the VP of IT for Corner Bakery Cafe, led the Front-of-House Restaurant Information Systems team at Taco Bell Corporate, and oversaw all technology initiatives for a Panera Bread franchisee in New Jersey. Jeff spent more than 10 years as an Operator in multiple retail chains before moving to technology in the restaurant industry.