Senior Vice President and 10 year employee is selected

(Columbia, MD) On Friday, October 19th, the Restaurant Association of Maryland named Paula Kreuzburg interim President by action of the executive committee of the Association’s Board of Directors. As current Sr. VP of Operations and Services, Kreuzburg has been a staff member of RAM since 1997. In 1993 & 1994, Kreuzburg served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association while serving as general manager of her family’s restaurant Mrs. K’s Toll House in Silver Spring, Maryland.

An advisor to recently passed President and CEO Marcia S. Harris, Kreuzburg has been integral in developing member services, operational procedures, strengthening the relationships with corporate sponsors and growing the association’s endorsed programs that benefit the 3000 members of the association.

Kreuzburg was recently accredited as a Certified Association Executive by the American Society of Association Executives and will receive her Institute of Organizational Management degree from the US Chamber of Commerce in January of 2008.

“The Board of Directors takes the task of maintining superior leadership at the Association very seriously. As the largest trade association in the state we are confident that Paula is the person to lead the Association during this transition period.” said Lynn Martins, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

A Search Committee has been established. A national search firm will be named in early November to assist the search committee in evaluating candidates for the President and CEO position. Inquires about the position may be sent to

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