In addition to his role as President of Traditions Spirits, where he and his team oversee nearly 800 restaurant, bar, and hotel employees on a daily basis, MARCUS TILLEY was just named Chairman of the Board of the Oklahoma Restaurant Association. This is the state’s largest private industry employer. Marcus Tilley, along with the rest of the board, will represent over 4,000 restaurants and members in 2018. Marcus spent the last two years serving as 1st Vice Chair and 2nd Vice Chair. Together with his full-time job, Oklahoma’s foodservice and hospitality industry is something that he is very familiar with—and of which he is fanatical. With the modernization of alcohol, his goal this year is to protect the industry by putting alcohol legislation first and foremost on the agenda. This leadership role in the association is something of which he is extremely proud. Marcus Tilley feels very honored and fortunate to be involved with so many other people who share the same enthusiasm about Oklahoma’s restaurants! Congratulations are also in order for our COO, RYAN PARKER, who was recently named Vice Chair of the Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association. The association protects the interests of Oklahoma's lodging industry. Together with Riverwind Hotel’s General Manager, Ronnie Krodel, who is serving as the new Secretary—the Executive Committee of the OH&LA is in great hands with many of the officers being members of Traditions Spirits family, a collective group that is bringing a lot of leadership to the state of Oklahoma!