Ben Shanley

Coca-Cola North America

IF Makers Series

If there's one word to describe Ben Shanley it's "optimistic." He has spent 34 years with Coca-Cola reinforcing the brand's mission to refresh the world and inspire moments of optimism. Ben also views the future of foodservice with an optimistic lens, recognizing the industry's importance for U.S. employment and career growth. Get to know him.

Erin Buntin

Schreiber Foods

IF Makers Series

In Erin Buntin's current role at Schreiber Foods, she is charged with being "customer obsessed", which means she leads the company's field sales team to build strategies and business plans that focus on exceeding customers expectations and of course, selling more cases profitably. When her friends ask her what she does, she simply replies "I am changing the world one slice of cheese at a time." Get to know her.

Gretchen Sussman

CSM Bakery Solutions

IF Makers Series

Gretchen develops and communicates clear and actionable strategies, while also removing barriers to her team's success at CSM Bakery Solutions. Further, she also prioritizes getting to know customers and offering value-added solutions to improve business results. Get to know her.

Michael Cannon

Surlean Foods

IF Makers Series

Managing the growth and development of the sales, marketing and R&D teams at Surlean Foods is quite the task, but somehow Michael finds time to help shape many of IFMA's programs. His motto, "Don't let 'perfect' get in the way of 'better'" helps him stay on task and continuously seek improvement. Get to know him.

Dawn Aubrey

University of Illinois

IF Makers Series

Dawn advises those new to the industry to understand it is more than a job, it is a calling that has a significant impact on others. She says personalized service and excellent food made with ethically sourced and sustainably made ingredients are what students like most about U of I Dining. Get to know her.

October 2017 Future Foodservice Spotlight: Madison Skornicka

The IFMA Education Foundation promotes the next generation of foodservice leaders. Learn how one student is using her foodservice stipend to further her studies in Hospitality Business.

Legislative Impacts: How to Stay Ahead, a COEX Executive Summary

Alfredo Ortiz, Louis Basile, Joe Essa and Dawn Sweeney
discussed the legislative landscape, how it is affecting
the restaurant industry, and steps operators can take to
advocate for their interests at COEX 2017. Read the executive summary now!

2017/2018 Foodservice Landscape Now Available

Join IFMA, Datassential and The NPD Group as we learn more about the key takeaways from the new 2017/2018 Foodservice Landscape. 

COEX Innovation Awards: Honor Chain Operators

Participating in an IFMA Awards program is one of the best ways for members to maximize participation in many of IFMA’s largest events. Specifically, nominating an operator for a COEX Innovation Award, brings significant opportunities to build customer relations, gain national exposure and serve as an important advocate for the foodservice industry.

September: Welcome IFMA's New Members

Each month we highlight the newest companies that make up IFMA's diverse membership community. This month Ameriqual, BCW Food Products, and elevate. joined IFMA. Read on to learn about their background and specialty.

Three Leading Questions

Leading is an action adjective. Leadership is the result of leading an organization, or yourself for that matter. Leading requires asking and answering three leading questions...

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