Tina Lewis together with her husband Harold previously owned and operated 10 McDonald’s franchises in San Diego, California. She is currently president of HRL Group LLC, which owns and operates 10 McDonald’s franchises in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Since opening their first restaurant more than 26 years ago, the Lewis’ have been recognized by the McDonald’s Corporation with some of the highest honors for excellence in operations and community service, including the prestigious “Ronald Award.”
Tina’s “Designs by Tina” jewelry company is an approved vendor for MGM Mirage. Her pieces are also featured at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi. This work was inspired by her personal journey as a three-time and 13-year survivor of breast cancer.
Tina mentors and inspires others diagnosed with breast cancer. As a Board Member and Global Ambassador for Susan G. Komen she raised over $150,000 for the Women in the Bahamas a nation with the highest rate of breast Cancer in the World.
Her motto is “Cancer starts with CAN. You CAN get it and you CAN survive it.”
She is founder of the Visionary and Inspirational Leaders Scholarship, (now African American Future Achievers Scholarship Program), which has awarded more than $550,000 to help African American students pursue a college education. Tina and her husband established a scholarship at Uiversity of Nevada at Las Vegas where Tina serves on the UNLV Foundation Board. They are outstanding Contributors and supporters of Ronald McDonald’s House Charities.
Tina is the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership and community service, including: McDonald’s 365 Black Award; and the McDonald’s Corporation Distinguished Service Award. She also received the California Legislature Assembly Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, the UNCF Frederick D. Patterson Award, the Jackie Robinson YMCA Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Dignity Award, Urban League Equal Opportunity Award, National Coalition of 100 Black Women Economic Development Award, KPBS Living Legend Award, Channel 10 Leadership award, 2010, Women of Distinction Award from the National Association of Women Owned Businesses and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Black McDonald’s Owners Association. Tina and her husband of 38 years have three children.