Michigan Restaurant Association Names New Chairman


LANSING — Jim Holton was named chairman of the board of directors for the Michigan Restaurant Assocation. Holton is the owner of Mountain Town Station Brew Pub & Steakhouse, Mount Pleasant Brewing Co., and Camille’s on the River.

“We’re excited to have Jim Holton at the helm of the MRA in 2014,” said Brian DeBano, president and CEO of the association. “He is well-respected in his community and the restaurant industry and is a proven leader. Under Holton’s guidance, the MRA will continue to provide great value to our members.”

“Being involved with the Michigan Restaurant Association has opened a lot of doors for me,” Holton said. “I’m honored to be selected to lead the premier trade association for the restaurant industry and give back some of what I’ve gained through my membership.”