Bill Goodman Applebee's

Working his way from Director of Operations of a Wichita café and bar to Food and Beverage Director for a national gaming company, Bill Goodman has a firm grasp on what it takes to be successful in the food and beverage industry.

Currently, Goodman is employed with Ameristar Casinos, Inc, a large gaming facility located in Council Bluffs, Iowa. As Assistant Food and Beverage Director, Bill Goodman assumes responsibility for oversight of more than 300 employees and managers in four separate restaurants as well as banquets, casino beverages, room service, and a large employee cafeteria.

Goodman serves as Chairman of the Workplace Giving Campaign and is a member of several task force committees formed to determine best ways to improve the property.

Prior to accepting employment with Ameristar, Bill Goodman maintained various managerial roles in several food service establishments, including Managing Partner and Food and Beverage Director. As Director of Operations for J.S. Ventures, Inc., based in Omaha, Nebraska, Goodman supervised the opening of 19 Applebee's restaurants.

While employed with J.S. Ventures and Applebee's International, Inc, Bill Goodman hired, trained, and supervised 2,000 employees and more than 100 managers. His responsibilities also included supervision of construction and opening of Applebee's restaurants, set up and management of the point-of-sale system and marketing programs, and establishment of systems for handling customer complaints and employee issues, including unemployment and worker's compensation.

Bill Goodman is active in the Omaha, Nebraska, chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, a national, nonprofit organization that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses. His hobbies include reading and computer games.