Hernandez Named SSP America VP of Concepts, Development

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, this week announced that Oscar Hernandez will become its new vice president of concepts and development, serving as a liaison with airport accounts and ensuring SSP America delivers authentic restaurants experience that reflect a “taste of place.”

In his new role. Hernandez will also lead efforts to pursue a portfolio of new business opportunities, which includes the responsibility of identifying promising brands in each of these markets.

A 25-year restaurateur veteran, Hernandez joined SSP America in 2007 and most recently served as regional vice president of operations, managing a significant portfolio of business located in the Western U.S. and Canada.

“As SSP America sharpens its focus on growth as we emerge from the pandemic, we need food travel experts who have a deep and broad set of restaurant experiences and passion for bringing authentic culinary experiences to the airports we serve,” said Patrick Murray, deputy CEO and president of SSP America’s new Central and South America region. “Oscar’s career with SSP America is interesting because he opened one of our first group of restaurants at a new airport. We’re incredibly excited that he’s taken on this important role and look forward to his contributions.”