NOA Leadership

Board of Directors

Blake Casper

Blake Casper

Chairman | Director

Blake Casper is the CEO of Caspers Company Inc., a 62 McDonald’s Restaurant Franchisee. He serves as a Tampa General Hospital Board Member, Hillsborough Education Foundation Board Member, Managing Member of Riverside Recovery, and is a past president of the Tampa Bay McDonald’s Marketing Co-Op. Blake is a private pilot, avid skier, local bookshop operator, and a YPO member. He is married with two daughters, McKenzie and Chapman, and resides in Tampa, FL.
Robert Lane

Robert Lane

Vice Chairman | Director

Robert Lane has been an Owner/Operator since 1975. Along with his wife, Jen, he operates 19 restaurants in central Kansas. He has received honors, including the Golden Arch and Gerry B. Newman Philanthropic Man of the Year Award. Robert is also a two-time Ronald Award Winner. In addition to being the recipient of many awards, he has previously served as Co-Op President, RLC Chair, DLC Member, NOAB Member, NLC Representative, and SET Team Chair. He has negotiated to rebuild policy my term on SET and served on the RMHC Board Wichita since 1981.
Larry Tripplett

Larry Tripplett

Director

Larry C. Tripplett has been an Owner since 1988. He owns and operates seven McDonald’s Restaurants in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is currently serving as Chairman and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association (NBMOA) for the second time. Larry is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Investor. He has served on the Co-Op Board, Stanford University School of Education Advisory Board, and the Peninsula Boys and Girls Club as Board President. As President of of the Boys and Girls Club, he helped raise 8 million dollars to build a new club and completely remodel another one. He has been a Board Member for the Stanford Ronald House. He was recently recognized for donating the equivalent of $500,000 in meals for the popular Friday night meals program at the house. Larry, a former educator, supports local schools by donating for scholarships. He has received numerous McDonald’s awards including the Ronald Award. He also worked as a Crew person for McDonald’s in one of the old “red and whites” in the 1960’s.
Bob Hogan

Bob Hogan

Secretary | Director

Bob Hogan has been an Owner/Operator in the Boston region for 34 years. Prior to becoming a McDonald’s Owner/Operator he was an assistant district attorney in Boston. Bob is a two-time Ronald Award winner, and has been an elected member of NOAB, NLC, and OPNAD. The NOA has reignited his passion for McDonald’s and he is honored to be serving on the NOA Board. Bob is extremely appreciative of the NOA creators, Blake Casper and Mark Salebra, and is thankful for everything they have accomplished to move the brand forward. His wife, Michele, has been a judge in the Boston area for 20 years. He has been married for 44 years and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Joel Pellicci Sr

Joel Pellicci Sr

Director

Joel Pellicci Sr has been a Owner / Operator for just over 41 years. He, along with his wife Linda and son Joel, operates 13 restaurants in the Myrtle Beach, SC area. Prior to becoming a owner he served as a pilot in the United States Navy. With McDonald’s he served on the NOAB, NLC, and was a RLC Chair and Chairman of the East Division. He and his organization were recognized with the Golden Arch, Ronald Award, People, Mentor, Press On and Marketing Street Fighter Awards. Joel is honored to serve on your NOA Board of Directors helping represent the interest and point of view of the owners.
Michael Retzer Jr

Michael Retzer Jr

Treasurer | Director

Michael Retzer, Jr. is a second-generation McDonald’s Operator and CEO of the Retzer Organization, a McDonald’s Franchisee for over 46 years and Operator of 100 restaurants in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Texas. Retzer is currently the NFLA Representative of the Ark-La-Tex Co-Op and has previously served as the Capital Campaign Lead for the Little Rock Ronald McDonald House as well as Vice Chairman of The Great Southern Region RLC. Retzer also serves on the Board of Planters Bank and Trust Company and is a Young President’s Organization (YPO) member. An avid duck hunter and golfer, he and his wife, Jacqueline, are the parents of two children, Sara Taylor and Michael III, and reside in Little Rock, AR, where they are members of Pulaski Heights Methodist Church.

Dorothy Stingley

Director

Dorothy Stingley has many years of experience working with leaders, managers, and teams across one of the world’s most recognized brands. Founded in 1981, Dorothy and Wayne Stingley’s franchise company, Stingley Management, Inc, owns and operates 16 McDonald’s franchises in Arizona. Dorothy is also a leader in the Women Operators Network (W.O.N.) as a member of the board of directors for the past 11 years. Most recently Dorothy leads the W.O.N. as their Chairwoman. Dorothy currently sponsors the National Franchise Leadership Alliances’ People Team. This team is responsible for the development and deployment of initiatives designed to support the 800,000+ employees of the U.S. McDonald’s restaurants. Dorothy is also a philanthropist. She and her family have a 30+ year history of support with the Hunger Project, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the McDonald’s National Scholarship Program. She has been married to Wayne for 30 years. They have 7 children, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Mike Donahue

Mike Donahue

Executive Director

Mike Donahue has worked for McDonald’s for 20 years and has 40 years of advocacy experience for business owners and companies. Donahue worked for small business trade associations, led the state of Illinois’ Small Business Department, lobbied for 3M company, and launched sports and restaurant brands. During his tenure at McDonald’s he held multiple positions including leading the government relations department for 11 years, starting the first Public Affairs and Social Responsibility functions, and for several years worked as the Chief Communications and Customer Satisfaction Officer in McDonald’s USA. As Chief Communications Officer his mantra became “When We Tell Our Story We Win” and easily recounts the number of victories accomplished when the three-legged stool united on a common goal. He has two sons, Patrick, 21, and Keaton, 18, and admits he’s a lousy golfer, but enjoys it just the same.

Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council

As we continue to strengthen positive efforts to unify all Owners, the NOA Board unanimously voted to create the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council. The Council will consist of members representing National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, Women Operators Network, McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association, Asian McDonald’s Owners Association, and McDonald’s Owner-Operator PRIDE Network. The Council will meet monthly with the NOA beginning in 2021.

Kevin Lilly

Asian McDonald’s Owners Association

Kevin Lilly has just completed his 48th year in the business and his wife, Jeaneane, has been an approved Owner/Operator for 20 years. Both look at this business as a team effort. Each is heavily involved in their 18 different communities where their 24 restaurants are in East Texas. Kevin is currently the NFLA ROIP Team Lead. He serves on Opnad representing AMOA and is the immediate former FAC chair for the Dallas Field Office. He is the Southern Zone President for AMOA and the 2nd Vice Chair on the Executive Board. Kevin has received many Outstanding Store Awards, and Jeaneane and him are two-time recipients of the Ronald Award, as well as being honored with the Fred Turner Golden Arch Award. Kevin and Jeaneane reside in Athens, Texas and enjoy traveling in their motorhome throughout the US.

Pedro Carrazana

McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association

Pedro Carrazana is a 40-year McDonald’s veteran. He started as crew in St. Cloud, Florida, and has worked for McDonald’s Corporation for 25 years in the Tampa Bay area, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with his last position held as Chief Operating Officer for the Caribbean region. He has owned and operated five restaurants in San Antonio, Texas, for the past 15 years. He has held numerous leadership positions local and nationally, and is currently the South Central OPNAD Vice Chair. Pedro is married to his wife Merry, who he started dating the day he started working at McDonald’s! He’s also a RVing and motorcycle enthusiast.

Meghan Sweeney

McDonald’s Owner-Operator PRIDE Network

Owner/Operator Meghan bought her first McDonald’s restaurant in 2012. Since then, Meghan has become highly engaged with initiatives that improve the entire McDonald’s system, and now owns 17 restaurants.

Rita Mack

National Black McDonald’s Operators Association

Rita Mack has been a McDonald’s franchisee since 1986. She and her husband, Anthony own restaurants in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Rita is a co-founder of the McDonald’s Women Operators Network (W.O.N.) and a former Chair and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association. She enjoys volunteering and supporting community organizations that promote children, education, the advancement of women and services to the less fortunate. Rita serves as a member of the Board of Trustee for AtlantiCare Health System and as a member of the Foundation Board of Directors at Stockton University of New Jersey.

Dorothy Stingley

Women Operators Network

Dorothy Stingley has many years of experience working with leaders, managers, and teams across one of the world’s most recognized brands. Founded in 1981, Dorothy and Wayne Stingley’s franchise company, Stingley Management, Inc, owns and operates 16 McDonald’s franchises in Arizona. Dorothy is also a leader in the Women Operators Network (W.O.N.) as a member of the board of directors for the past 11 years. Most recently Dorothy leads the W.O.N. as their Chairwoman. Dorothy currently sponsors the National Franchise Leadership Alliances’ People Team. This team is responsible for the development and deployment of initiatives designed to support the 800,000+ employees of the U.S. McDonald’s restaurants. Dorothy is also a philanthropist. She and her family have a 30+ year history of support with the Hunger Project, Ronald McDonald House Charities and the McDonald’s National Scholarship Program. She has been married to Wayne for 30 years. They have 7 children, 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.