Craig F. Maier was elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Frisch’s Restaurants, Inc. in November, 1989. Craig is only the third president for the company since it incorporated in 1947.
Craig joined Frisch’s in 1975 as a manager trainee in restaurant operations. After owning and operating the New Richmond Big Boy franchise, he achieved corporate positions of Area Supervisor, Divisional Vice President for both Frisch’s and Kip’s Big Boys and in 1988 became Executive Vice President of the Company. Craig was elected to the Board of Directors in 1984.
He serves as the Chairman of the Board for Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden and is the President of the Cincinnati Museum Association (Art Museum). He is also a board member of the Cincinnati Arts Association, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the Dan Beard Council – Boy Scouts of America, Cincinnati Bell and is an honorary member of the Board of the Cincinnati Ballet. He is a member of the Cincinnati Business Committee and the Ohio Business Roundtable.
He was the Chairman of the 2002 Fine Arts Fund Campaign and the President and Chairman of the Dan Beard Council 1998-2002.
He has previously served on the boards of the Cincinnati Museum Center, Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau, Greater Cincinnati Restaurant Association, the Ohio Restaurant Association, the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative, and the Taft Museum. He chaired the first campaign for the capital bond levy for Cincinnati Public Schools in 2000, the Hoxworth Blood Drive Business Campaign 1999-2001, the 2002 Greater Cincinnati Savings Bond Campaign and the 2001 Southwestern Ohio Law Enforcement Foundation Campaign.
A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., Craig served in the U.S. Army before earning an MBA from Columbia University. Craig and his wife, Anne have a daughter and twin sons. They reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.