Jim Clough

AdvancePierre Foods, Inc.

IF Makers Series

Jim believes that when he and his colleagues do their job right, their customers will embrace  AdvancePierre Foods as a company they want to do business with. He also believes that profitable foodservice distributors are good for the industry.  He advises those who are new to foodservice to have a passion for the industry. 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.

Mads Houlberg

Unilever Food Solutions

IF Makers Series

As president of Unilever Food Solutions, Mads Houlberg considers himself the leader of an entrepreneurial team and company. He is passionate about giving foodservice professionals a chance to build their careers. He believes social media is extremely important to the industry. Get to know him.

Larry Oberkfell


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.

Rick Kirkpatrick

Sweet Street Desserts

IF Makers Series

As vice president of sales & marketing at Sweet Street Desserts and an active IFMA board member, Rick relies on foodservice industry events and social media to build lasting relationships with foodservice leaders, fellow board members and his customers. Get to know him.

Pay it Forward: Hire an IFMA Foodservice Student

The IFMA Educational Foundation is proud to promote the next generation of foodservice leaders and is furthermore committed to giving qualified contributions to culinary, marketing or food science students enrolled in accredited institutions.  

President's Immigration Executive Action Will Impact Employers

On November 20, President Obama announced executive action to allow millions of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States temporarily and apply for work authorization. This executive action also includes improvements to employment-based immigration procedures and policies. All of these measures will significantly impact U.S. employers and their employees.

September 2015 Washington Insights Update

It was a busy month in Washington, between final Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules being released and the retirement of the Speaker of the House John Boehner – and there are implications for foodservice. 

Terri Cummings from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to Join June’s SMB Call

Terri Cummings, Director of Student Services in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is responsible for graduate and undergraduate programs facilitating quality educational experiences to Food Science & Human Nutrition students and guiding their development. Join the SMB Community Webinar on June 29th and hear her speak about how she prepares students to work in the foodservice industry, among other topics. 

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.

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Nov 06

Presidents Conference

The IFMA Presidents Conference is the place “Where Leaders Meet.” The 54th annual premier top-to-top forum, co-hosted by the NRA and IFDA, brings together influential leaders of foodservice from the operator, manufacturer and distributor communities.

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