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HMSHost’s Loden Named ARRA Board Chair

The Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA) announced the election of Bryan Loden, HMSHost vice president of business development, as chair of the association’s board of directors for 2024 and 2025. Loden was elected by the board and succeeds Brian Quinn of Hudson, whose term as chair ended.

“We’re excited to have Bryan take the helm of ARRA in his new role as chair,” said Andrew Weddig, executive director of ARRA. “He has been a valued member of the association’s board since the founding of ARRA. Bryan’s leadership will be invaluable in guiding our mission to support airport concessionaires and the millions of passengers we serve each year.”

ARRA also announced other election results. Greg Plummer of Concord Collective will serve as vice chair; Nick Crews of Crews Hospitality will continue as secretary; and Inez Daniels Lampley of Fresher LLC will serve as treasurer.

Daniels Lampley was recently elected to the board by the ARRA members, and joins David Bisset of Paradies Lagardère and Courtney Thornton of Hudson as new members of the ARRA Board. The new members join continuing board members Carlos Bernal of Areas USA, Judy Byrd of Byrd Retail Group, Pat Murray of SSP America’ Corliss Stone-Littles of Corliss Stone-Littles LLC, Kevin Westlye of High Flying Foods and Bob Wilson of Delaware North, as well as Crews, Loden, and Plummer.

“As we look ahead to the future of ARRA, I want to especially thank Brian Quinn for his outstanding contributions as chair leading the association through the industry’s initial recovery from the pandemic. I also thank and greatly appreciate our other outgoing members Winston Burns and John Cugasi who played important roles in the growth of the association,” said Weddig. “Our board has always featured the most distinguished executives within our industry, and our new group will continue to lead our association to evolve a sustainable and resilient framework for the future of the airport restaurant and retail business and, most importantly, continuing to serve the traveling public with the exceptional guest experience we have all come to expect.”