NJRHA Names Amanda Stone Temporary President

NJRHA Names Amanda Stone Temporary President



June 18, 2024

TRENTON – The New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association (NJRHA) announced today that Amanda Stone will serve as the Association’s Temporary President while continuing in her role as Director of Government Affairs.

Ms. Stone succeeds Dana Lancellotti, who resigned from her position as NJRHA President & CEO to pursue other interests.

“On behalf of my fellow board members, I would like to thank Dana for her service to the industry and the Association,” NJRHA Chairman Bob Wagner said. “We are now in the process of finding a new President and CEO to proudly represent our industry, expand our education foundation mission and advocate at the State House in Trenton and on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.”

Effective immediately, Ms. Stone will serve as Temporary President while continuing to represent the industry as Director of Government Affairs. In this position, Ms. Stone will report directly to the NJRHA Board of Directors until a permanent President and CEO is selected.

Ms. Stone has served in her current role since joining the Association in September 2021. She has played a pivotal role in several successful initiatives and coalitions to protect business owners, operators and industry employees. On behalf of the Association, she has helped create, implement and spearhead several successful policy initiatives in Trenton, including efforts to maintain the fair market value of liquor licenses, protect hotels from burdensome notification policies, and preserve the tip credit, amongst others.

Ms. Stone served as Director of Monmouth County Tourism prior to joining the NJRHA. During her tenure in public service, she has worked for state and county elected officials. She began her career as a reporter.

The NJRHA Board of Directors is in the process of forming a search committee to identify and evaluate potential candidates for the permanent role.

“The Association is in capable hands as we begin our search,” Mr. Wagner said. “We are confident in Amanda’s ability to hold the reins of our Association during this period of transition, while simultaneously maintaining the restaurant and hospitality industry’s strong voice in Trenton and Washington, D.C. The Board of Directors and I look forward to working with Amanda in this interim role to ensure the NJRHA continues to pursue our important mission.”

About NJHRA:

The New Jersey Restaurant and Hospitality Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting restaurants, lodging establishments, hospitality venues, and more. We provide opportunities for members to access useful resources and trainings and join industry leaders passionate in creating a better tomorrow. We work directly with our owners & operators, partner with companies that feed the industry supply chain and collaborate with business organizations throughout the state and across the country.

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