Board of Directors

IFMA's Board of Directors represents a diverse group of manufacturers from across the foodservice industry. Their leadership contributes to  everything the Association does from the formulation of strategic plans and committees that reflect the needs and interests of the membership.

2018 IFMA Board of Directors Announced

We are pleased to announce the 2018 IFMA Board of Directors! Ben Shanley, Senior Vice President, National Foodservice Operations, Coca-Cola North America has been elected as chairman of the board. And 6 new faces have been added to this group of diverse foodservice leaders.  

Refreshing the Operator/Manufacturer Relationship

Working together to become mutually successful should be a no-brainer. It’s all about communication, or in today’s business world, collaboration. It’s vital to eliminate those road blocks and speak the same language. Bill McClellan, Vice President, Foodservice at Dawn Foods shares his passion on the best practice for operator collaboration and how Dawn Foods has benefited from applying this new model. 

2017 Board of Directors: Nominate by September 26

Participation is critical to success and your active role in recommending new members to the IFMA Board of Directors guarantees quality leadership. Every year at this time, we seek nominees for the IFMA Board of Directors. Submit your nominations by Sept. 26, 2016.

IFMA Announces 2016 Executive Committee and Board of Directors

CHICAGO, JANUARY 13, 2016—The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA), which provides leaders in the $600 billion foodservice industry with connections, insights and best practices, announced new appointees to its 2016 Executive Committee. IFMA also announced its full Board of Directors for 2016, including four new members.   

Simon Marshall, President, Unilever Food Solutions North America, Receives IFMA’s Distinguished Foodservice Executive Award

CHICAGO, March 30 2016—In tribute to his dedication to the foodservice industry and his service on the IFMA Board of Directors, The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) awarded its Distinguished Foodservice Executive Award to Simon Marshall of Unilever Food Solutions. Marshall is the fifth person to receive this award in IFMA's 63-year history. This award was established to honor executives who have made outstanding contributions to the foodservice industry and have served on the IFMA Board of Directors.

May 19

Gold & Silver Plate Celebration

This Annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards event during NRA Week enables manufacturers to honor the nation's top operator talent. Annually, IFMA grants Silver Plate Awards in nine operator categories and honors one winner with the prestigious Gold Plate Award on the night of the celebration. This event affords the perfect opportunity to entertain operator customers.