Steve Weis brings to his role as vice president of development for Cameron Mitchell Restaurants (CMR) nearly 40 years of experience in the restaurant and hospitality industry. In this role, Weis focuses on new restaurant development, locating new restaurant sites, analyzing how to improve current locations, and overall expansion of the company.
Weis joined CMR in 2015, bringing to the team a vast knowledge of real estate and restaurant operations. He brings a specific expertise to the CMR executive team and can not only solve potential problems, but also help the company grow.
Prior to CMR, Weis served as president of Max & Erma’s, where he helped the company turn around sales efforts. From 2004 to 2010, Weis was the regional vice president of Thomas & King, one of the largest franchise organizations for Applebee’s. He has owned a restaurant company, was senior vice president of operations for Jillian’s Entertainment and has held restaurant leadership roles with KFC and Domino’s Pizza.
Weis enjoys the entrepreneurial spirit and forward-looking approach the CMR culture encourages among all associates. This unique culture has allowed Weis to make a significant impact on the growth and diversification of CMR. Weis states that it is an honor to represent all CMR associates across the country. “Being able to introduce the CMR culture and quality of operations to new markets and national developers is something I never take for granted,” he said. “The work our great team does each and every day enables me to proudly represent CMR everywhere that I go.”
Weis has a heart for giving back and has supported a number of organizations throughout his career. Weis currently serves on the board of Flying Horse Farms, a transformative camp for children with serious illnesses. He is the former chair of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Ohio, and he previously served on the boards of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and the Dream Factory of Greater Ohio.
Weis graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in public communication from The American University in Washington D.C. Weis resides in Powell, Ohio, with his wife, Bridget, their two children and their dog. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, attending concerts and Columbus Crew games. He has been a season ticket holder for 12 years and hardly ever misses an opportunity to support the Black & Gold.