SFM Appoints New Association Management Company

The Society for Foodservice Management (SFM) has announced its decision to award Louisville, KY-based FSA Management Group its contract to manage the operations of the association, with the transition beginning in November and with responsibilities completely transferred by January 1 of next year.

FSA has more than four decades of association management experience, including 28 years managing SFM. According to 2011-2012 SFM President Barbara Kane, “Finding the right fit for SFM was a top priority of the board of directors, and we firmly believe FSA's strategic resources, technological capabilities and depth of staff make them the very best choice to guide and support SFM during this critical time.”

FSA currently manages a number of other organizations, Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DIRONA) and the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF).

Key members of our newly assigned management team include Tony Butler, Client Relations and Strategic Development, Peg Plaut, Event Planning and Production, Michael Alderson, Marketing and Communications, and John Bunker, Financial Services and Operations.

“I am confident this decision positions us for a new era of growth, strength, and success,” Kane added. “We intend to leverage past successes with new resources and support and to offer our members a smooth and seamless transition as well as enhanced benefits and opportunities in the future.”

Kane indicated that the SFM board of directors and conference committee is already working FSA to plan next year’s conference, which will be held September 11-13.