Board of Directors


    Jason Smith
    Denny's, Inc.

    Jason Smith is the Compensation Manager at Denny's and is based in Spartanburg, SC.  He's been in Compensation since 2006 and in Human Resources since 2003.  He received his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of South Carolina (the real USC) and is also a Certified Compensation Professional with World at Work. Go Gamecocks!

    Vice President

    Stephanie Forand
    cicis Pizza

    Stephanie is an HR professional with over 12 years of comprehensive human resources experience. She is currently Sr. Director of Human Resources for CiCi Enterprises, LP. She has also been HR Director for Boston Pizza Restaurants, Taco John's International, and Mrs Fields Famous Brands. Stephanie is serving her first term on the board as Communications Director. Stephanie is passionate about building relationships as an HR partner and developing a people-focused over policy-focused image for Human Resources. In her spare time, Stephanie is a West Coast Swing dancer.

    Past President

    Amy Cohen
    Noodles and Co.

    Amy Cohen is the Director of Benefits, Compensation and HRIS for Noodles & Company, headquartered in Broomfield, CO. Amy is responsible for leading Noodles & Company's compensation, benefits, and people management system strategies for 11,000 employees throughout the country. Prior to joining Noodles in 2013, Amy was Director of Benefits, Compensation and Payroll for Giorgio Armani Corporation in New York for 9 years. Amy graduated from New York University with a Bachelors in Economics and Cultural Anthropology.


    Brandon Million

    Brandon Million is the HRIS/Compensation Analyst. He has experience within recruiting, benefits, finance, and training; with a focus on system requirements and data analysis for Top Executives. Craftworks has approximately 140 corporate locations including core brands Gordon Biersch, Old Chicago, Rock Bottom, along with a handful of amazing specialty brands, and nearly 55 franchise locations. Working with almost 10,000 active employees across the United States, he oversees job description creation, performance reviews, merit increases, and strategic compensation planning. He has been in compensation since 2012 and will complete his Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) certification in 2018. Brandon currently lives in Chattanooga, TN.

    Survey Director

    Sandy Zolezzi
    Panera Bread Company

    Sandy Zolezzi is the Sr. Mgr. of Retail Compensation for Panera Bread in St. Louis, MO. Sandy is responsible for leading Panera's compensation for over 30,000 employees throughout the country. Sandy has over 17 years' experience in compensation and benefits. Sandy has been a member of CRTRA since 2016. This is Sandy's first time serving on the CRTRA board as the Survey Director.

    Education Liaison/Conference Director

    Marcia Jarvis
    P. F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc

    Marcia Jarvis is currently the Director of Benefits and HR Services for P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. in Scottsdale, AZ. She has over 15 years of experience in health and welfare plan administration. Marcia has been a member of CRTRA since 2015. This is her first time serving on the CRTRA board as the Education Liaison/Conference Director.

    Communications Director

    Staci Drilling
    Hopdoddy Burger Bar

    Having over 10 years in the Restaurant industry, Staci Drilling joined Hopdoddy Burger Bar in July 2017 as the Director of People and Performance. She is an experienced Human Resource leader with an emphasis in strategic development and alignment, team development, compensation and benefits. Staci holds a deep appreciation for the powerful way that culture has the ability to transform us.  Coupling her sound business acumen and passion for team development, Staci is driven to build a culture, company and world where people are able to do more than they thought possible.

    Membership Director

    Susan Douglas
    Topgolf USA, Inc.

    Susan Douglas is currently the Senior Compensation Consultant for Topgolf International, Inc. in Dallas, TX. She has an extensive career with over 20 years as a compensation specialist with companies like TGI Fridays, 7-Eleven, Verizon and Cadbury. This is her first time serving on the CRTRA board as the Membership Director.