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Meet the Management Team

kevin baznerKevin M. Bazner

Chairman & CEO

Kevin Bazner has served as A&W’s Chairman since March 2023 and as A&W’s CEO since November 2011, working from A&W’s corporate location in Lexington, Kentucky. Mr. Bazner has also served as a Director for AGAB since December 2011. From November 2011 to January 2019, Mr. Bazner served as A&W’s President. He has also been the owner of Ventana Ventures, LLC, a consulting services company located in Lexington, KY, since May 2007.


paul martinoPaul Martino

President & Chief Operating Officer

Paul has served as A&W’s President since January 2019 and as its Chief Operating Officer since January 2013, working from A&W’s corporate location in Lexington, Kentucky. He has worked with A&W since 2011.

 


john palumbo teamJohn Palumbo

Senior Director of Franchise Development

John Palumbo has served as A&W’s Senior Director of Franchise Development since February 2021. He was the Vice President of Development for Lenny’s Grilled Subs in Memphis, Tennessee from July 2020 to February 2021. From October 2017 to April 2020, he served as Director of Franchise Development for Primrose Schools in Marietta, Georgia.


liz bazner teamElizabeth Bazner

Senior Director of Marketing

Elizabeth Bazner has served as A&W’s Senior Director of Marketing since July 2021, working from A&W’s corporate location in Lexington, Kentucky. She has worked with A&W since 2012, serving from January 2016 to January 2018 as its Digital Manager, from January 2018 to January 2020 as its Senior Digital Manager, and from January 2020 to July 2021 as its Director of Digital.


rona lascano teamRona Lascano

Senior Director of Training & Restaurant Support

Rona Lascano has worked with A&W since 2017, serving since August 2022 as A&W’s Senior Director of Training and Restaurant Support from A&W’s corporate location in Lexington, Kentucky. From January 2018 to August 2022, she served as A&W’s Director of Training and Restaurant Support from A&W’s corporate location in Lexington, Kentucky.

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