April 2-4, 2023

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

Boston, MA

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Bob Luz

Bob Luz

CEO, Massachusetts Restaurant Association

Bob Luz graduated with a Hospitality Management degree from UMASS Amherst, and started his career in restaurant operations for The Rusty Scupper in 1983, before leading HR & Training for the Back Bay Restaurant Group and subsequently Applebee’s International, Inc.  He then served as Chief Human Resource Officer for several organizations which through acquisitions eventually became American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the parent company of 7 brands with 800 restaurants, 34,000 employees and $1.4B in sales.  Since 2013, he has been President & CEO of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association, representing the best interest of the food and beverage industry across the state.  There are 15,350 locations and the industry employs over 300,000 directly in those establishments within Massachusetts.

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