NAASF is governed by a Board of Directors. Board members represent each of the 4 U.S. regions (Northeast, South, Midwest and West), and 1 member represents Canada.

Board Members, who are elected to rolling 2-year terms, have multiple responsibilities, including:

  • Serve on at least one subcommittee and participate in that committee's activities,
  • Attend NAASF Board meetings and events (typically, there are four board meetings each year),
  • Actively seek input from Franchisees in their respective regions by attending meetings, contacting them on a regular basis and soliciting input,
  • Represent the opinions of the Franchisees that are relevant to NAASF and the Subway® brand,
  • Provide input and direction to the NAASF staff on pertinent issues.


Nayanika Barker, Vice Chairperson (West Region)

Mike Bauer (Midwest Region)

Tom Chapman (South Region)

Robert Harper, Treasurer (Canada - East Region)

Rajiv Kumar (Northeast Region)

Keith Lawhorn (West Region)

Jim Miller (Great Lakes Region)

Sheetal Patel (Northeast Region)

Pete Walley, Sergeant-at-Arms (Southeast Region)

Steve Workman, Secretary (South Central Region)

Illya Berecz, Executive Director (Northeast Region)