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Committees
Get involved and connect while using your valuable skills and perspective with SHFM. Volunteering on a committee means the opportunity to lead the future of the Society.

SHFM is always welcoming volunteers for any of the following committees:
 
Diversity Council
The purpose of this committee is to foster an environment that embraces diversity and inclusion at all levels within the markets we serve. With a goal to increase the diversity of membership, champion employment opportunities, highlight and encourage procurement opportunities for minority-owned business within the foodservice industry, the overarching objective is to bring awareness to diversity issues surrounding the workplace hospitality segment.  Our goal is to assist, support and encourage our members to better understand the importance of diversity and what it means to our organization and industry as a whole.
 
CHAIR – Justin Williams, Morgan Stanley
Co-CHAIR – Donna Ford, Sodexo
BOARD LIAISON – Victoria Vega, Unidine


Foundation Fundraising Committee
Provides guidance and resources to help create fundraising activities for the initiatives of the SHFM Foundation. 

CHAIR – Tracy Kelly 

 
Local Committees
Develops and sets the direction for all SHFM Local events by establishing a program when needed for the event, as well as planning and executing successful events across the country. This set of committees represent the following SHFM Local markets:  Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, California, Texas (Dallas) and Washington, DC. New markets may be established if there is a group interested in creating an SHFM Local event in a new market. Contact Tony Butler at tbutler@hqtrs.com should you be interested in this opportunity. Provides guidance to the Membership Committee on scheduling and locations for non-local regional Meet-Ups.
 
CHAIR – Bob Kloeckner, ARAMARK
BOARD LIAISON – Elicia Young, Intuit

Marketing Committee
Approves and advises initiatives and activities to promote the value and benefits of the association, attracts new members and builds current member awareness through work on various projects and initiatives, including Social Media Ambassadors, website projects, membership projects and the cascading of pre/post communication of various SHFM events. Drives interactive engagement through encouragement of members to like, comment or share posts through multiple platforms to build organic following.
 
CHAIR – Karen DiPeri, HMG+
CO-CHAIR – Deanna Tarulli, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
BOARD LIAISON – Shayne Varnum, Hobart

 
Membership Committee
Engagement Sub-Committee
Represents, monitors and engages with the existing membership, and ensures a strong member connection that highlights the benefits of the association. Welcomes all new members through personal calls and outreach. This committee also seeks to maintain current members through personal outreach to non-renewing members.
Recruitment Sub-Committee
Recruits new members through a variety of means, including organizing regional Meet-Ups in non-local cities to enhance the presence of SHFM, two annual membership campaigns and providing ideas for opportunities to grow membership.
 
Finally, this full committee serves as ambassadors for SHFM membership throughout their everyday business activities through interaction with potential members. 
 
CHAIR – Jeanine Cosgrove-Albert, At Your Service Staffing
ENGAGEMENT CO-CHAIR – Amy Lewis, Kitchens to Go  
RECRUITMENT CO-CHAIR – Patrick O’Grady, TrueBlue
BOARD LIAISON – Mike Johnston, Tyson Foods

 
If you are interested in joining one of these committees, please contact SHFM staff.