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Richard Ysmael Distinguished Service Award Recipients

The Richard Ysmael Distinguished Service Award is given in his memory and reflects how he lived and delivered his philosophy of life in the best and most challenging moments of his career and personal life. Richard was a founding member of the Society, and his dedication, leadership, and integrity throughout his career continue to inspire not only the Society’s membership but foodservice professionals in all facets of our industry. This Award recognizes an individual who has been diligent in service to corporate foodservice and workplace hospitality and who has consistently demonstrated the ideals of dedication, integrity, professionalism and leadership to the Society and to which Richard aspired.

2017
Russ Benson

2016
Mark Freeman

2015
Carol Bracken-Tilley

2014
Victoria Vega

2013
Kathy Sanders

2012
Gary Crompton

2011        
Tom Newcomb

2010        
Jay B. Silverstein

2009        
Gerald White

2008        
Steven R. Follett

2007        
Ronald V. Ehrhardt, FMP

2006        
Debi Benedetti

2005        
Robert Pacifico

2004        
Neil S. Reyer

2003        
Pat Burke

2002        
Anita Brown

2001        
Richard Ysmael