Dan Stone is responsible for Front Burner’s operating business unit at the franchisor Restaurant Support Center. Dan joined Front Burner in 2006, his role focusing on developing Front Burners’ people, as well as the growth of its brands with new concept development, real estate, strategic planning, learning & communications, and human resources. A graduate of Penn State University, Stone earned his bachelor’s degree in hotel, restaurant, and institutional management. He received his CFE certification from the IFA in 2010 and VUCA Leadership Certificate from Cornell University in 2019. He has served on the board of directors for the Blossom Montessori School for the Deaf in Clearwater, Fla., since 2008.