Sam Oches

Editorial Director, QSR Magazine; Durham, NC

Sam Oches is the award-winning editorial director of Food News Media, publisher of QSR and FSR magazines. A graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, Sam previously served as editor in chief of Southeast Ohio magazine and as managing editor of QSR. During Sam’s tenure as editor, QSR has been recognized as a Gold Eddie Award winner by Folio and as Magazine of the Year by the Azbee Awards, which honor excellence in business journalism. He’s a past president of the International Foodservice Editorial Council (IFEC), a past board member with the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE), and current board member with the ASBPE Foundation. His foodservice insights have been shared in national media outlets such as the New York Times, USA Today, National Public Radio, and CNBC. He lives in Durham, North Carolina, with his wife and two kids. (Durham, NC) @SamQSR