President & CEO
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Lance Trenary began his restaurant career at a young age in his father’s restaurant where he learned the value of guests and the people who serve them. Lance joined Golden Corral in 1986 as Partner Manager in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Corral Corporation in January 2015.
Committed to giving back, Lance serves as Board Chair for Camp Corral, a summer camp for children of wounded or fallen military service members. Lance also serves on the Founder’s Circle of Project Healing Waters, which is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of wounded or disabled military service personnel.
Lance’s industry leadership includes serving on the National Restaurant Association Board of Directors as Vice Chair of the Audit/Finance Committee, Executive Committee member and trustee for the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, Executive Committee of the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, Chairman of the Restaurant Industry Executive Council and a member of the WFF CEO Advisory Council. Lance was recently named the 2019 Restaurateur of the Year by NCRLA.
Lance and his wife, Paulette, have two adult daughters, Elizabeth and Ally-Catherine.