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SHFM Announces Directors’ Award Winners

Eight venerated members of foodservice industry were honored with awards from the Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management during the association’s national conference Nov. 4-6 in Uncasville, Conn.

SHFM President Sabrina Capannola presented the Bob Pacifico Above & Beyond Award to Eric Von Kaenel, Avtec product specialist at Unified Brands, and recognized her colleague, World Bank Food Services Officer Sharon Eliatamby, with the President’s Award.

Six individuals were given Directors Awards, which recognize those SHFM members who go above and beyond in serving the association and the industry. The winners are:

  • Community Service Award: Marcia Austero, senior v.p./senior supplier manager, Bank of America.
  • Spirit Award: Nahum Goldberg, senior associate, Cini-Little Int’l., and Tod Nissle, regional v.p., Compass Group.
  • Leadership Award: Chris Ivens-Brown, v.p.-culinary development, Compass Group.
  • Richard Ysmael Distinguished Service Award: Victoria Vega, v.p.-operations for corporate culinary, Unidine Corp.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: John Law, principal, JL&A Communications.
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