IFMA Presents 2023 Executive Committee, Board of Directors

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Herb Ring is reelected as board chair, while four new members join the board of directors. Courtesy of Danielle Cerullo on Unsplash.

The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association announced the election of officers and directors to its 2023 Board of Directors.

Herb Ring, national foodservice director at The Hershey Co., was reappointed as board chair. A member of the board since 2017, Ring’s experience includes serving twice as chair of the IFMA Chain Operators EXchange Committee, overseeing the association’s major annual events and addressing diversity, equity and inclusion needs.

“With Herb Ring remaining onboard as chair, our directors and officers will finalize a new long-term plan in early 2023 to continue moving the association forward. With their leadership, we expect to more directly support the entire food-away-from-home industry,” says IFMA President and CEO Phil Kafarakis in a press release.

The following board members will serve on the association’s executive committee:

  • First Vice-Chair: Ben Wexler, president at Custom Culinary
  • Vice-Chair: Teri Trullinger, vice president sales at Cargill Foodservice
  • Vice-Chair: Paul Edmondson, commercial director at P&G Professional Americas
  • Treasurer: David Rizley, vice president of strategic accounts at Essity Professional Hygiene
  • Membership Chair: Nanette Luningham, vice president of foodservice marketing and channel development at Tyson Foods
  • Education Foundation Chair: Greg Cocchiarella, vice president of global hospitality at Ecolab
  • At-Large: Alec Frisch, vice president and general manager foodservice at Georgia-Pacific
  • At-Large: Oliver Kelly, president and CEO of North America at Kerry
  • At-Large: Tim Wayne, general manager and vice president, away-from-home at The J.M. Smucker Co.
  • 2021 Chair: Hugh Roth, senior vice president, chief customer and business development officer at PepsiCo Global Foodservice

Four new members were elected to the board of directors:

  • Kristin Bird, president at T. Marzetti
  • Don Davis, general manager at Kellogg
  • Lauren Lopez, senior vice president foodservice at Rich Products Corp.
  • Fleur Veldhoven, vice president of foodservice sales and marketing at Nestle Professional North America


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