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.

Barry Traub

Secretary / Director

Barry Traub has been in the McDonald’s system for 52 years, of which he has spent the past 39 as an operator. He and his son, Matt, own nine stores in North Carolina. He has served in various positions including NOA Liaison for the Atlantic Coast CoOp, OPNAD for the Raleigh Region, Government Relations Rep, Board member on three Ronald McDonald Houses, Founding member of North Carolina Children’s Charities Advisory Board and Board of Directors for the Raleigh Dream Center. Barry is also the recipient of various awards, including a Top Ten Sales Award, Top Ten Guest Counts Award and multiple Outstanding Store Awards. He is the proud father of two and grandfather of one.

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.

David Horner

Director

David Horner is a 3rd Generation Owner Operator and has worked on all three legs of the stool. His family, including father, two brothers, and an uncle, owns 30 stores in Southern California. Prior to joining the family business, he received a BS in statistics from UC Santa Barbara, and an MS in statistics from Stanford. David has served as a leader on NSLC (Co-Lead of Scale for Good and Competitive Advantage sub-teams), National Digital Food Safety, Long Beach FAC, the City of Industry DC SCAC, SoCal Profit Team, CA Energy Team, and the SAP Hospitality and Quality teams. He is a passionate believer in the brand, the culture and the 3-Legged Stool.

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.

Tom Dobski

Treasurer / Director

Tom Dobski’s family operates 19 restaurants in Kansas and have been in the business for 40 years. Tom is a leader in the community serving as a Denver Representative on the National Government Relations Team, VP at Earp Distribution Purchasing Committee as well as the Heartland Advisor Fund Chair. Tom is the recipient of both the Ronald McDonald and Golden Arches Awards as well as the Kansas Restaurant Hospitality Association Hall of Fame Award and Greater Topeka Business Of Distinction Award. He and his wife Marilyn have been married for 48 years and have three sons as well as 5 grandchildren.

Dorothy Stingley

Vice Chairwoman / 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.

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.

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.

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.

Vacant

McDonald’s Hispanic Owner-Operators Association

This position is currently vacant.

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.