We were immensely saddened to hear that Fritzi Woods, Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) President and CEO died unexpectedly in Dallas on September 18, 2013.
Woods was an influential regional and national business woman. For the past three years she led the Women's Foodservice Forum, the largest leadership development company in the foodservice industry. Woods and the WFF worked with the country's largest foodservice organizations advocating for women's leadership development. More recently she began working with the Obama administration to advocate for policies promoting gender-balanced executive teams. Woods served as a board member for several organizations, including Jamba Juice, Ignite Restaurant Group, National Restaurant Association, BUCA and Lone Star New Market.
On behalf of IFMA and our community of members, we are grateful to Fritzi for the leadership and inspiration she brought to the foodservice industry. She will be greatly missed.