McIntyre Executive Search places CEO at Ohio Restaurant Association

John Barker has been appointed CEO for the Ohio Restaurant Association. The ORA is the leading not-for-profit business trade association committed solely to furthering Ohio’s foodservice industry, the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA) exists to help restaurants succeed.
Previously, John Barker was an Adjunct Professor at the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University and the Chief Communications Officer at Wendy’s where he was since 2002. Prior roles include American Greetings and The Plain Dealer (Cleveland). John is on the Board of Trustees for Ohio Dominican University and Catholic Social Services of Columbus as well as the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
John Barker holds a Bachelor Degree from Waynesburg University and a Masters of Business Administration from The Ohio State University.
McIntyre Executive Search, a retained executive search firm, assisted Ohio Restaurant Association in the selection of John Barker.