LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet the leaders in charge of Restaurants Canada's key departments, including operations, finance, government relations, research, membership and marketing.

Shanna Munro

President & CEO
Shanna Munro assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurants Canada on June 1, 2016. A senior executive with extensive experience in the foodservice, retail, entertainment and financial services industries across North America, Shanna first joined the association as Chief Operating Officer in September, 2015.

Shanna’s career in the foodservice industry spans more than 25 years. She started her career with priszm Brandz, previously Scott’s Restaurants, where she progressed from an hourly employee into a senior vice-president role overseeing multiple YUM! Brands concepts across Canada, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver. Prior to joining Restaurants Canada, Shanna served as President of Cash Converters, North America (Retail and Financial Services) and President and COO of Putting Edge Corp. (Retail and Entertainment).

Throughout her career, Shanna has earned a reputation as a transformational leader who ignites excitement and builds strong relationships with all stakeholders. She challenges the status quo and builds effective teams. In a nutshell: she gets the job done!

Shanna now plays a key leadership role in the country’s largest association for the hospitality industry, and promotes an organizational culture that fosters commitment and passion for the 30,000 businesses that belong to Restaurants Canada — including restaurants, bars, caterers and other foodservice providers in communities across the country. As the voice of foodservice, Restaurants Canada unites the entire supply chain for an industry that generates more than $80 billion a year in economic activity, employs 1.2 million Canadians and serves more than 18 million customers every day. In addition to advocacy, research, events and programs, the association owns and operates the annual Restaurants Canada Show, the No. 1 foodservice event in Canada.

Shanna is originally from Ottawa and earned an MBA degree from University of Guelph. She is the mother of two daughters and resides with her husband in Newmarket, Ontario.

Shanna Munro assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer of Restaurants Canada on June 1, 2016. A senior executive with extensive experience in the foodservice, retail, entertainment and financial services industries across North America, Shanna first joined the association as Chief Operating Officer in September, 2015.

Shanna’s career in the foodservice industry spans more than 25 years. She started her career with priszm Brandz, previously Scott’s Restaurants, where she progressed from an hourly employee into a senior vice-president role overseeing multiple YUM! Brands concepts across Canada, including KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver. Prior to joining Restaurants Canada, Shanna served as President of Cash Converters, North America (Retail and Financial Services) and President and COO of Putting Edge Corp. (Retail and Entertainment).

Throughout her career, Shanna has earned a reputation as a transformational leader who ignites excitement and builds strong relationships with all stakeholders. She challenges the status quo and builds effective teams. In a nutshell: she gets the job done!

Shanna now plays a key leadership role in the country’s largest association for the hospitality industry, and promotes an organizational culture that fosters commitment and passion for the 30,000 businesses that belong to Restaurants Canada — including restaurants, bars, caterers and other foodservice providers in communities across the country. As the voice of foodservice, Restaurants Canada unites the entire supply chain for an industry that generates more than $80 billion a year in economic activity, employs 1.2 million Canadians and serves more than 18 million customers every day. In addition to advocacy, research, events and programs, the association owns and operates the annual Restaurants Canada Show, the No. 1 foodservice event in Canada.

Shanna is originally from Ottawa and earned an MBA degree from University of Guelph. She is the mother of two daughters and resides with her husband in Newmarket, Ontario.

Troy Taylor

Vice President, Operations

Lauren Van den berg

National Vice President, Government Relations

Luc Erjavec

Vice President, Atlantic Canada

David Lefebvre

Vice President, Federal & Quebec

James Rilett

Vice President, Central Canada

Mark von Schellwitz

Vice President, Western Canada

Chris Elliott

Senior Economist

Carol Facca

Director, Partnerships & Associates

Christopher Barry

Director, Membership

Roberto Sarjoo

Director, Marketing & Communications
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