Richard Bennett is Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at HMSHost, a global restaurateur and world leader in delivering innovative dining solutions in travel venues. HMSHost operates locations all over North America, and is part of Autogrill Group, the world’s leading provider of food & beverage services for people on the move. Richard is responsible for all of HMSHost food and beverage operations in North America.
Richard’s distinguished hospitality career with HMSHost spans 25 years and he brings an established track record of overseeing complex multi-unit operations to the role. He is deeply invested in maximizing growth opportunities for our people and supporting our airport concessions disadvantaged business enterprise partners’ growth and success in the airport environment. Richard most recently served as Vice President of Operations with responsibility for the Western United States. Prior to HMSHost, he was with Universal Studios and Foodbrand LLC.