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District Manager of the Year Award
Cedar Enterprises

Cedar’s senior management team oversees the operations of all markets and provides operational, human resources, training, IT, finance and accounting, and marketing support to each of the divisions.  The Company’s Corporate team is located in the Grandview area and is responsible for all 220 Cedar locations and over 6000 employees.

Photo at left: Cedar’s Corporate Team at the Company’s 2016 District Managers Conference in Charleston, SC.  Pictured front row, left to right:  Boyd Johanson, Sr. Vice President of Operations, Debbie Harmon, Direct of Human Resources, Shawn Hiller, Vice President of Controller, Mike Karam, Director of Legal Services, Seth Campbell, Wendy’s Field Training Manager. Pictured back row, left to right: Jim Evans, President, Traci Mills, Director of Marketing, Hans Rasmussen, Sr. Director of IT, Kia Summers, Benefits Specialist, Andy Boothby, Vice President of Engineering and Development.



Cedar-Operations-DM-AwardDISTRICT MANAGER OF THE YEAR AWARD is the most prestigious honor awarded to a District Manager in all of Cedar Enterprises. It is a symbol of hard work and dedication and signifies the best in the field. We award the  2012 DM of the Year Award to Nassar Bashir of the Cedar of New England Market

Pictured left to right is Michael Paine, DVP ; and Nassar Bashir, DM.


History-picCedar Enterprises, Inc. began operation in 1975 as Wendy’s of Las Vegas, Inc. The company founder, Joseph D. Karam, personally knew Dave Thomas, Wendy’s International, Inc. founder, through their work with charitable organizations in the Columbus community. Their friendship flourished and as Dave was looking for investors to develop Wendy’s, he naturally turned to Joe Karam.

Photo at left: In December of 1975, Joseph D. Karam, at far right holding the shovel, breaks ground for Cedar’s first Wendy’s Restaurant.  Holding the Wendy’s  banner from left to right is Mike Toukan; Contractor; Bill Patterson; Jim Ebert, Real Estate; and Joe Karam.