Kent Walrack

Lyons Magnus

IF Makers Series

Kent has a keen understanding of teamwork and loyalty after spending nearly 30 years working his way up through Lyons Magnus. He takes great pride in being part of a dedicated core management team and cultivating talent throughout the organization. Get to know him.

Eric S. Hetrick

Global P&G Professional

IF Makers Series

Eric Hetrick has lived in eight locations in four different countries during his 28 years of working with P&G. Now Eric is responsible for leading P&G Professional's business around the globe. A favorite part of his job is bringing innovation to the foodservice industry and helping customers create an outstanding experience for their patrons. Get to know him.

Elisa Giusti

Wholesome Harvest Baking

IF Makers Series

Elisa Giusti has a passion that echoes throughout her work. No challenge is too large. Simply tell her something can't be done, and she'll make it her mission to overcome. Pay attention to what she has to say, we'll be seeing much more from the likes of her. Get to know her.

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.

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.

SIS Webinar: Clean Label-Menus are Changing and So Are You

As part of IFMA's Strategic Issues Series, David Kamen, Assistant Director at The Culinary Institute of America Consulting dives  into how operators are thinking about clean label ingredients and foods. The webinar also takes a look at how manufacturers can work together with operators to develop solutions and strategies for "clean" menus. 

 

Strategic Issues Series Webinar: Meal Kits

IFMA, in partnership with Kinetic12 and Datassential, provided its members a look at a topic buzzing within the foodservice industry - Meal Kits. Based on the ‘Meal Kits: What Do They Mean for Foodservice?’ whitepaper, this complimentary webinar tackles the relatively short journey this new platform has taken, the drivers and challenges it faces and a perspective on what’s next. 

 

Back to School: Deep Dive into the Current K-12 Segment

IFMA continued its 2017 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) with a program titled “Back to School.” The session, held in October in Chicago, focused on the challenges facing K-12 foodservice operators and opportunities for manufacturers to ease operator pains.

 

Download the White Paper: Meeting the Demands in Today's Supply Chain

IFMA began its 2016 Strategic Issues Series (SIS) with its session titled “Meeting the Demands in Today’s Supply Chain.” The session, held in April in Chicago, focused on how third-party supply chain options are becoming more prevalent in today’s foodservice landscape. Maryanne Rose, founder and CEO of SpenDifference, presented “Outsourcing the Supply Chain in the Foodservice Industry,” setting the foundation with key insights outlining the rise of third-party supply chain options. Additionally, Sherri Hager, VP of Client Solutions at SpenDifference, modera

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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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