Speakers

Hear from the most powerful players in foodservice & beyond

General Session

William D. Anderson

Vice President, Publisher
Noncommercial FoodService, FoodService Director Magazine

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Patricia Cobe

Senior Editor, Foodservice Group
Winsight Media

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Kevin C. Frank

District Chef
Detroit Public Schools

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Sam Kass

Senior Food Analyst, NBC News; Senior White House Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy (2010–2014); Executive Director of Let’s Move! (2013–2014)

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Kelly Killian

Director, Foodservice Group
Winsight Media

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Dana Moran

Managing Editor, FoodService Director
Winsight Media

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Kelsey Nash

Senior Editor, Foodservice Content Group
Winsight Media

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Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

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Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

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David Schonthal

Director, Business Design | Clinical Assistant Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
IDEO | Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

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Joshua Swanson

CEO | Chairman | Digital Marketing Consultant
GTMA | Razz Interactive

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Rafi Taherian

Associate Vice President
Yale Hospitality

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Nicola Torres

Certified Executive Chef
The Garlands of Barrington

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Janna L. Traver

Executive Chef, Assistant Director
KUDS, Catering

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Culinary Workshops

Pamela Burisky

Culinary Operations Specialist
Ovention, Inc.

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Traci Causey

Director of Programs & Education
Seafood Nutrition Partnership

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Matthew Cervay

System Executive Chef
Geisinger Health System

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Sharon Cox, MA, RDN, LDN

Principal
Cox Duncan Network

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Steve DeCorte

Executive Vice President – Sales
TW Garner Food Company

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Alison Fearn

Soft Services Manager - Dining
JLL

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Chef Mark Garcia

Director, Food Service Marketing
Avocados from Mexico

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Dennis Gavagan

Corporate Executive Chef
Gavagan Culinary Solutions

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Chef Andrew Hunter

Foodservice and Industrial
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.

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Lanita Isler

Sr. Brand Manager & Business Development
MARS Foodservices

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Marla Isaacs, CAE

Executive Vice President, Strategic Initiatives
Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals

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Chris Ivens-Brown

Vice President of Culinary Development
Compass Group, The Americas Division

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Trip Kadey

Director of Culinary
The French's Food Company

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Kasey Klingensmith

Key Account Sales Manager
Ovention, Inc.

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Ken Komejan

National Sales Director
MARS Foodservices

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Rochelle Monahan, MBA, RD

Operations Project Manager
Rippe Associates

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Kris Morphis

Principal
Foodesign Associates

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Denis Picard

S.E. Division Corporate Broker Chef
Waypoint

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Ina Pinkney

Chef & Owner
INA's

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Dan Plunkett

Director of Foodservice Sales
Garner Foods

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Cyndi Roberts, CDM, CFPP

Foodservices and System Clinical Nutrition Manager
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital

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Kathy Sanders

Moderator / Manager
CPG Strategic Sourcing / Supplier Management and Third Party Risk Management Team, Wells Fargo

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Joie Schoonover

Principal, Management Consulting
Rippe Associates

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Thomas Thaman, CDM, CFPP, AHCFA

Director of Food and Nutrition
Eskenazi Health

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Aaron Ulmer

Territory Sales Manager
Ovention, Inc.

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Mark Whalen

Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Franke Coffee Systems North America

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John Zinck

Director of Non-Commercial Sales
Land O' Lakes

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