A skilled manager with more than 25 years in the food and beverage industry, Bill Goodman has garnered an impressive list of credentials that include operations management, planning, cost control, budget development, and product sales.Bill Goodman’s career began at Willie C’s Café and Bar in Wichita, Kansas, where he was instrumental in the opening of the café, developing the kitchen system and refining the recipes. As Director of Operations, Goodman was responsible for long-term planning and concept development as well as a number of duties that included creation of computerized inventory, design of an operation manual, and design and implementation of an effective employee-retention program.A two-year stint as Manager of a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store followed five years at the Wichita establishment. Bill Goodman then accepted a position with J.S.Ventures, Inc., in Omaha, Nebraska, doing business as Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar. As Director of Operations, he was integral in the opening and operation of 19 Applebee’s restaurants, while hiring, training, and supervising more than 100 restaurant managers and 2,000 employees.Bill Goodman also managed major Applebee's International, Inc., programs, implemented and managed employee bonus plans, and set up and implemented marketing and point-of-sale programs. During his 12-year tenure, he also assisted with site selection and supervised nine remodeling projects.Currently, Bill Goodman is Assistant Food and Beverage Director for Ameristar Casinos, Inc., in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of 35 managers and 300 employees in addition to four restaurants, banquets, casino beverages, room service, the casino’s VIP club, and the employee cafeteria.Goodman’s recent experience also includes the position of Food and Beverage Director for Penn National Gaming, based in Hobbs, New Mexico. In this capacity, he met or exceeded the company’s financial goals for 2011 with oversight for eight managers, 200 employees, and four restaurants.In his free time, Goodman relaxes by reading and playing computer games.