Our Story

Operation BBQ Relief was founded in May 2011 in response to a need for relief efforts in tornado-stricken Joplin, Missouri, a community of about 50,000 residents. Competition barbecue teams from eight states answered the call to help feed displaced families and emergency personnel. The group was able to serve over 120,000 meals over 11 days. Food was delivered to shelters, hospitals, senior living communities and the Humane Society. Volunteers loaded food into vehicles and delivered directly to families in the impacted areas. The operation was made possible by all who contributed food and supplies and funding from across the country.

Board of Directors

leaders@obr.org

Will Cleaver

Will Cleaver

Board Member / Chairman

Why did you get involved?
I have looked for different ways I could possible make a difference in this world, with OBR I feel like my talents and convictions can best be used to help others in times of need.

wcleaver@operationbbqrelief.org

Scott Webb

Scott Webb

Board Member / Treasurer

Bio
Scott Webb is the Vice President of Domestic Sales, Marketing and Innovation for Seaboard Foods.

Scott obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from Fort Hays State University in 1985, and his master’s degree in Business Administration with Honors from Rockhurst University in 2000.

Scott brings more than 30 years of professional experience in sales, operations, marketing and business development to his current position.

David Rosen

David Rosen

Board Member / Secretary

Why did you get involved?
People helping people is a beautiful thing. That is why I got involved with OBR. It is an honor to be asked to help guide, develop, and support an organization that provides comfort in the form of a hot meal during a crisis. We take pride in knowing it makes a difference.

drosen@operationbbqrelief.org

Stan Hays

Stan Hays

Board Member

Why did you get involved?
Because the feeling you get providing warm BBQ meals to those in need and the hardworking first responders is amazing, I can’t think of another way to say it.

shays@operationbbqrelief.org

David Dzanis

David Dzanis

Board Member

Bio
David Dzanis has spent more than twenty-five years in the sports marketing industry representing leading properties, events and brands.

He currently owns and operates Azuero Group, LLC a marketing consulting company focused on domestic and international sporting events, properties and athletes.