National Officers & Board of Directors

Thomas J. Macrina


Thomas J. Macrina, CEC®, CCA™, HGT, AAC®
Food Fanatic/Product Specialist Manager/Executive Chef
US Foods Philadelphia Division
Swedesboro, N.J.

> Office of the President
> President’s Messages

Michael Ty

Immediate Past President

Michael Ty, CEC®, AAC®
Executive Chef
MT Cuisine LLC
PO Box 230338
Las Vegas, Nev. 89105-0338

James Taylor


James Taylor, CEC®, AAC®, MBA
Columbus State Community College
Columbus, Ohio

William Tillinghast


William Tillinghast, CEC®, AAC®, MBA
Director of Culinary and Pastry Programs
The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pa.

Stafford DeCambra

American Academy of Chefs Chair

Stafford DeCambra, CEC®, CCE®, CCA™, AAC®
Executive Chef
Atmore, Ala.

> American Academy of Chefs

Kyle Richardson

Vice President, Central Region

Kyle Richardson, CEC®, CCE®, CHE, AAC®
Professor of Culinary Arts
Joliet Junior College
Joliet, Ill.

> Vice President’s e-News

George O'Palenick

Vice President, Northeast Region

George O’Palenick, CEC®, CCE®, AAC®
Associate Professor
Johnson & Wales University
Warwick, R.I.

> Vice President’s e-News

Michael Deihl

Vice President, Southeast Region

Michael Deihl, CEC®, CCA™, AAC®
Executive Chef
East Lake Golf Club
Atlanta, Ga.

> Vice President’s e-News

David Goodwin

Vice President, Western Region

David Goodwin, CEC®, CCA™, HGT, AAC®
Executive Chef/Director of Culinary Operations
Culinary Solutions A La Carte
Minden, Nev.

> Vice President’s e-News

R. Douglas Martinides

Board Member at-Large

R. Douglas Martinides
Vice President, Culinary Development Group
ARAMARK Corporation
Philadelphia, Pa.

Heidi Cramb

Board Liaison & Executive Director, Operations

Heidi Cramb
Executive Director of Operations
American Culinary Federation, Inc.
St. Augustine, Fla.