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SHFM presents awards, names new officers

SHFM presents awards, names new officers

Holly Von Seggern of Whitsons Culinary named president-elect.

The Society for Hospitality & Foodservice Management (SHFM) presented its annual awards and elected its officers and board for the coming year at its annual conference in New Orleans the last week of October.

The 2015 SHFM Awards recipients are…

President’s Award:  Diane Gallagher, RMA Hospitality Management (posthumously given)
Robert Pacifico Above & Beyond Award: Sumi DeBenedittis, Director, Foodservice Development, PepsiCo;
Lifetime Achievement Award: Rick Postiglione, Chief Operations Officer, Compass Group USA
Richard Ysmael Distinguished Service Award: Carol Bracken-Tilley, Director of Strategic Solutions with Compass Group
Leadership Award: Charlene Goff, Foodservice Marketing Specialist with Edgewater Marketing
Spirit Award: Wendy Powell, Regional Sales Director with Restaurant Associates
Community Service Award: Sally Minier, Head of Office Administration with Jane Street Capital.

The new board of directors will consist of the following…

President: Bernadette Ventura, Manager, Food Services, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas;
President Elect: Holly Von Seggern, Vice President of Marketing, Whitsons Culinary Group;
Treasurer: Victoria Vega, Vice President, Operations, Business Dining, Unidine Corporation;
SHFM Foundation Chair: Tracy Kelly, Director of Strategic Planning, Sodexo Corporate Services
Senior Associate: Bill Adams, Vice President, The Coca-Cola Company
Immediate Past President: Tony Kaszuba, President, RMA Hospitality Management

The directors are…

Michiel Bakker, Director, Global Food Services, Google, Inc.;
John Bevan, Senior Manager, Food Service Operations, Capital One;
Mark Bickford, President, Corporate Service Solutions, Sodexo, Inc.;
Meg Clark, Food Service Administrator, The Boeing Company;
Alisa Fox, Senior Vice President, Vendor Management, Bank of America;
Rob Geile, Director, Consultant Services, Ali Group;
Jay Leyden, Executive Vice President – Growth, ARAMARK Business Dining;
Tom Newcomb, President, Corporate Dining;
Rick Postiglione, Chief Operations Officer, Compass Group USA;
John Strickland, Director, Corporate Operations, BOSE Corporation.

Contact Mike Buzalka at [email protected]


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