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Koehler New FCSI Executive Director

The Foodservice Consultants Society International – The Americas Division (FCSI TA) selected 520 Consulting, Inc. as its association management firm. As part of this announcement, FCSI TA named Wade Koehler president of 520 Consulting, the society's new executive director.

In addition, Jeff McSweeney was named FCSI TA's director of education, responsible for the society's CEU and Educational Provider programs.

Prior to taking on the executive director's position, Kohler spent four years as the FCSI worldwide director of sales and public relations.

As part of its agreement with FCSI TA, 520 Consulting will manage all aspects of the organization's operations including membership services, financial services, brand management and promotion, governance, ethics, strategic planning, publications, education and event planning.

Here's the FCSI TA contact information:

FCSI – The Americas
5004 Francesco Lane
Bloomington, IL 61705
Phone: (309) 808-2165

Church’s Taps Bowie to Lead U.S. Operations

Church’s Chicken named John Bowie president of its U.S. operations. Bowie comes to Church’s from Friendly’s Ice Cream Corp., where he served as senior vice president of restaurant operations since 2007.


Prior to Friendly’s, Bowie spent 13 years with Wendy’s International, holding positions in marketing and general management.


In his new role, Bowie is responsible for overseeing all company and franchise restaurants operations.