General Session Speaker

Alicia Kelso

Executive Editor
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Nation's Restaurant News

Alicia Kelso has served as the executive editor of Nation's Restaurant News since October 2022. She began covering the restaurant industry in 2010 for QSRweb.com, FastCasual.com and PizzaMarketplace.com. In 2017, she became a contributor at Restaurant Dive and a year later was named senior contributor at Forbes. Her work has also appeared in publications around the world, including Forbes Asia, NPR, Bloomberg, The Seattle Times, Crain's Chicago, Good Morning America and Franchise Asia Magazine.