HONOLULU – Gregg Fraser, partner and co-owner of the Kala Consulting Group will be assuming the position of Executive Director of the Hawaii Restaurant Association as of January 1, 2015.
“We are very excited to have Gregg accepting the position. With Gregg we will have someone at the helm who understands the needs of our members and who has the experience to manage our operations” says Dr. Dirk Koeppenkastrop owner of
IL Gelato Hawaii and current Chair of the Hawaii Restaurant Association. Mr. Fraser worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for more than 35 years. Starting his career in the late 70’s as a busboy at Sizzler Steak House in Koko Marina, he worked in many areas of the restaurant business. Gregg Fraser had the opportunity to work as a bartender at the ’82 World’s Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee and as Director of F&B at the ’98 World’s Fair in Lisbon, Portugal. Gregg Fraser was a restaurant owner in Waikiki and Hotel General Manager and Director of F&B at Hotel Molokai in Kaunakakai. Recently, Gregg was the Director of Operations for the Hospitality division of Hawaii Employment, where he was responsible for the staffing operations at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Gregg Fraser has been tasked by HRA Executive Committee to build on the successes of the recent years and to develop the organization further. Membership benefits and Legislative Issues are at the top of the project list while creating exciting events and supporting all aspects of the industry here in Hawaii.
HRA is a non-profit trade association dedicated to representing, educating and promoting the restaurant, foodservice, hospitality and tourism industries. HRA is constantly working to improve these industries while cultivating the next generation of industry leaders to ensure the future of this vital part of Hawaii’s economy. For more information, visit us at www.hawaiirestaurant.org.