Steve Hammel

U.S. Navy Regional Southwest

IF Makers Series

Steve Hammel directs U.S. Navy operations of 40 retail foodservice facilities serving 30,000 meals daily with annual sales of $45 million. More than 900,000 meals are served to active duty military in 11 Navy Five Star galley operations—five having been awarded the Ney Memorial Award for foodservice excellence. Get to know him.

Annica Kreider

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers

IF Makers Series

Annica’s first experience working in a restaurant kitchen was at a local pizza shop in college. Today, she is the Vice President of Brand Development at Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers, responsible for marketing and creating a brand voice for the consumer. 

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Larry Oberkfell

IFMA

IF Makers Series

A seasoned food industry executive with more than 30 years experience working for Anchor Foods, The Schwan Food Company, Orval Kent, Rich Products and IFMA, Larry is a high-energy slayer of comfort zones-approaching every challenge with an open mind and a smile. Get to know him.

Kathleen Schartner

Farmer Brothers Coffee

IF Makers Series

When asked how she keeps up with industry news and events, Kathleen noted, "dining out" in her response. It's precisely that simple, insightful, tuned-in mindset that makes Kathleen stand out in foodservice. Get to know her.

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.

Washington Insights - Julia Bauscher Talks about the Healthy and Hunger-Free Kids Act

Did you miss July's Washington Insights call? Julia Bauscher, Director, School and Community Nutrition Services for Jefferson County Public Schools (KY), incoming President, School Nutrition Association (SNA) and 2013 Silver Plate Winner was our guest speaker.

Webinar: Kate Vitasek talks about Negotiating Agreements for Highly Collaborative Relationships

The Small/Midsized Business (SMB) Committee holds monthly calls to work on and offer up opportunities for the SMB community. September's guest speaker will be Kate Vitasek.

Your Function is Your Job, Your Purpose is Your Customer

Vince Crew, expert on facilitating business transformation, shares his tips on how you can make yourself indispensable to your customer. Find out more and hear him speak in person at Presidents Conference 2013.  

Webinar: What You Should Know....Before Walking In

Do you know your customer? Are you aware of their priorities? Are you looking for ways to be a better partner with your customer? Patti Venetucci from 4C Consulting Group will speak to the SMB Community about "What You Should Know….Before Walking In."

Mike Reinert from Delaware North Companies Hits Homerun on January's SMB Call

Every other month, IFMA Small & Midsized Business (SMB) community hosts a discussion with industry experts, trading partners or operator customers. In January, Mike Reinert, Vice President-Supply Management Services at Delaware North Companies spoke to us about his business.

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Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum

The annual IFMA Marketing & Sales Leaders Forum focuses on marketing and sales collaboration, providing these professionals the means to apply actionable insights and best practices to work together to improve both strategic planning and go-to-market execution. 

The program serves to unravel the complexities of the foodservice landscape, delivering powerful insights into the consumer, operator and distributor communities, as well as communicating how to best utilize the available tools for improved collaboration and tactical go-to-market execution. 

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