Dave is NBBQA President Elect
Hello One and All,
Life is happening, things are changing, a lot is going on
and I wanted to share some of that with all y’all. Over the past 18 months I
have been slowly stepping away from my responsibilities with Sweet Baby Ray’s.
As our business at Sweet Baby Ray’s grows I have great confidence in our team,
our leaders and our plans for the future of our business. My attention now
shifts to making time to work on my health, my growing interests in supporting
community efforts and folks in the inner City of Chicago, closer to where I
grew up. I have been fortunate enough to
be able to make these efforts one of my priorities and in doing so see many
many others giving their time and efforts as well. It is humbling and rewarding
but much more to the point important and necessary.
I am also happy to announce that I am now the President
Elect of the National Barbecue Association (NBBQA). This was a great honor for me and I took much
time to make my decision. Linda Orrison is
President for the next two years; Mike Mills, Denny Mike, and Chris Jones are
all board members who are among my best friends in barbecue and life. Other
board members include Past President Kell Phellps, Harry Soo, Becky Streuter
from 17th Street, Patrick Murtry from Company 7, Bonnie Gomez, Malcolm Reed of
Killer Hogs fame and Mark Lambert. This
is a six-year commitment on my part and we have great hopes, expectations and
plans for NBBQA as we go forward.