Blake Casper, President / 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.
Mark Salebra, Vice President / Director
Mark Salebra has been an Owner/Operator for 22 years. He is a Golden Arch Award and Ronald Award recipient. Leadership positions he has held include Co-Op Board, RLC Chair, DLC Vice Chair, DLC Chair, NLC Rep, NLC LT, and NLCEC.
Larry Tripplett, Director
Larry Tripplett is an Owner/Operator of eight McDonald’s. He has received the Ronald Award and was recently elected Chairman and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association for the second time. Larry is also a licensed real estate broker, investor and philanthropist, providing college scholarships and supporting the Peninsula Boys and Girls Club as former Board Chair. He is member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and is married with three children and five grandchildren.
Val Netland, Treasurer / Director
Val Netland is a 27-year veteran McDonald’s Owner of 15 restaurants in the Twin Cities. Her restaurants excel operationally and focus on profit while insisting on premier people, practices, and training. In addition to being the recipient of many awards, she has previously served on the NOAB, NLC, RLC, WON Board, SET Board and COOP People Team. As a member of the NOA Executive Board, her commitment is to communicate openly and respectfully to her peers and McDonald’s corporate staff while maintaining a sense of partnership. She plans to advocate to find the right solution with the help of the Owners, suppliers and McDonald’s to continue moving the brand into the future with integrity.
Bob Hogan, Secretary / Director
Bio coming soon
John Kujawa, Executive Director
John Kujawa is the former Vice President of McDonald’s Global Franchising and assists franchisees, franchisors and other small businesses in closing transactions and resolving disputes. John is a member of the Illinois Bar and American Bar Association. Prior to joining McDonald’s, he was an attorney at the Chicago law firm of Chapman and Cutler. John has been the Vice President of Franchising for McDonald’s USA, LLC, on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the International Franchise Association, co-chair of the Steering Committee for the National Franchise Mediation Program, and a member of the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of Chicago. He enjoys golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife, Gail, and four children, and resides in the Chicago area.