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  • Black Olive Bar & Grill Names New Manager

    POSTED February 18, 2016

Geoff Lawson, vice president and general manager of The National Conference Center, recently announced the hiring of Mary V. Murry as manager of the Black Olive Bar & Grill at The National.

Murray brings more than 35 years of food and beverage experience which includes owning her own restaurant in the Florida Keys and managing a number of casual and fine dining restaurants. Most recently she played an essential role in the opening of two new sports bars in Ohio.

“We are very happy to have Mary as part of our Black Olive team,” stated Lawson.  “Her experience will be a great asset to our food & beverage initiatives as we enhance the Black Olive experience for all our guests, as a sports bar and as a grill.”

The Back Olive has had a number of renovations and features a new menu designed by The National’s Executive Chef Chris Ferrier. The Black Olive also features an extensive wine list curated by Mary Watson, Chief wine officer at The National. The restaurant features karaoke live music and DJ scheduled.

Murray graduated from Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in business management. 

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