NAFEM Honors Industry Association Leaders

Full list of honorees includes representatives of numerous organizations.  

The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) honored 50 foodservice industry association leaders with a Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) award. These association leaders accepted their awards during a special ceremony that took place on Feb. 7 during The NAFEM Show in Orlando.

NAFEM's DFS program recognizes elected leaders of major foodservice industry associations for their commitment and dedication to their respective organizations and the industry at-large.

DFS recipients include:

  • Luis Carlos Fern├índez - Abastecedores Turisticos, A.C. (AMAIT)
  • Ethan Bergman, PhD, RD, CD, FADA - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Sylvia Escott-Stump, MA, RD, LDN - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Nancy Johnson, CHA - American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  • John R. Campbell - American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA)
  • Elizabeth Yesford, MS, FACHE, FMP - Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
  • Patti Oliver, MS, RD, MBA - Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
  • Major R. J. "Jim" Beach, II, CCFP - Association of Correctional Food Service Affiliates (ACFSA)
  • Ginger Cater, MEd, CDM, CFPP - Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals (ANFP)
  • Nick Oryino - Catering Equipment Suppliers' Association (CESA)
  • Joe Pierce - Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA)
  • John F. Kelley, III - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART)
  • Jennifer Swan - Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers (CHART)
  • Bruce Craul - Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)
  • Dave Reid - Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association (FRLA)
  • Ed Norman, FCSI - Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI)
  • James Petersen, FCSI - FCSI - The Americas (FCSI)
  • Brad Wasserstrom - Foodservice Equipment Distributors Association (FEDA)
  • Doug Duda - International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
  • Cynthia Nims - International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
  • Josette P. Katz, MBA, EdD - International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (International CHRIE)
  • Susan Fournier - International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (International CHRIE)
  • David Loft - International Flight Services Association (IFSA)
  • Fred Wright, MCFE - International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
  • Barbara Sadler, MCFE - International Food Service Executives Association (IFSEA)
  • Thomas A. Zatina - International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA)
  • Mark Bendix - International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
  • Michael Hickey - International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA)
  • Danny Collis, CPMR, MTC101 - Manufacturers' Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry (MAFSI)
  • Lisa Hopkins, CPCE, CMP - National Association for Catering and Events (NACE)
  • Timothy J. Dietzler, FMP - National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)
  • Nona Golledge - National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS)
  • John Evans, Jr. - National Association of Concessionaires (NAC)
  • Bruce Robson - National Association of Food Equipment Suppliers (NAFES)
  • Mike Starnes - National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR)
  • Rosalyn "Roz" Mallet - National Restaurant Association (NRA)
  • Xaiver A. Teixido, FMP - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
  • Carlton Curtis - National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
  • Steven R. Follett, CFSP - North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM)
  • James Merryman - Research & Development Associates for Military Food & Packaging Systems Inc. (R&DA)
  • Barney J. Guarino - Research & Development Associates for Military Food & Packaging Systems Inc. (R&DA)
  • Kenneth G. Downey, Sr., CBT, CBS - Retail Bakers of America (RBA)
  • Felix Sherman, Sr. - Retail Bakers of America (RBA)
  • Sandra Ford, SNS - School Nutrition Association (SNA)
  • Helen Phillips, SNS - School Nutrition Association (SNA)
  • Chung Kin Cheong - Singapore Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers & Suppliers (SAFEMS)
  • Mark Freeman - Society for Foodservice Management (SFM)
  • Barbara Kane - Society for Foodservice Management (SFM)
  • Lorna C. Donatone - Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)
  • Carin L. Stutz - Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF)
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