B. Hudson Riehle
Senior Vice President, National Restaurant Association
As senior vice president of the research and information services division for the National Restaurant Association, Hudson Riehle directs the Association's consumer, economic, market, human resources, tourism and operations research as well as oversees its extensive information services and library activities. Frequently cited in major national and international newspapers and appearing on major national television broadcasts, he has authored a variety of articles and serves as an information source and spokesperson for the restaurant and hospitality industry.
Riehle received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Skidmore College in New York and his Master of Business Administration with a concentration in strategic planning from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, the Secretary of Labor has appointed him to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Business Research Advisory Council. He is former chairman of the board of governors of the Alexandria (Virginia) Convention and Visitors Association; a former member of the International Franchise Association Educational Foundation's Research Advisory Committee and the Travel Industry Association's Research Advisory Council; and is included in the current edition of Who's Who in America.