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WFF Names Executive Committee and Board of Directors

The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced its 2011-2012 Executive Committee and Board of Directors. These individuals were sworn in during the WFF Annual Leadership Development Conference.

WFF Executive Committee

  • Chair: Carin Stutz: president, global business development, Brinker International
  • Chair-Elect: Lorna Donatone, COO and education market president, Sodexo
  • Vice Chair: Laurie Burns, president, Bahama Breeze Island Grille
  • Secretary: John Buckles, executive vice president, sales and marketing, Ventura Foods, LLC
  • Treasurer: Julie Swan, vice president of specialty businesses, SYSCO Corp.
  • Member-at-Large: Hattie Hill, CEO, Hattie Hill Enterprises, Inc.
  • Member-at-Large: Angela Hornsby, vice president, human resources, Applebee's Services Inc.
  • Member-at-Large: Susan Gambardella, senior vice president, integrated marketing, Coca-Cola North America
  • Member-at-Large: Doug Barber, executive vice president and chief people officer, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.


Board of Directors

  • Susan Adzick, vice president, sales and marketing, McLane Foodservice, Inc.
  • Karen Bailey, vice president national accounts, Georgia Pacific
  • Debi Benedetti, CEO and founder, Beyond the Possible
  • Gail Carter, partner, Schafer Condon Carter
  • Kat Cole, president, Cinnabon, Inc.
  • Kevin T. Cottingim, senior vice president and chief administrative officer, Ignite Restaurant Group
  • Gary Crompton, president, Business Dining, ARAMARK
  • Wendy Davidson, vice president and general manager, McCormick & Co.
  • Maura Havenga, senior vice president, Restaurant Solutions Group, McDonald's Corp.
  • Maureen Hurley, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, Rich Products Corp.
  • Susan Kujava, director, industry relations, B&FS, General Mills
  • Brenda Lotesta, vice president, principal business and chain sales, KeyImpact Sales and Systems
  • Lynette McKee, senior vice president and chief development officer, Checkers Drive-In Restaurants
  • Krystin Mitchell, PhD, senior vice president human resources, 7-Eleven
  • Julie Moore, senior vice president and general manager-Hospitality, Healthcare, Commercial Division, Ecolab, Inc.
  • Sharon Orlopp, chief diversity officer & senior vice president, Walmart Stores, Inc.
  • Stacy Reichert, chief customer officer, PepsiCo Foodservice
  • Tom Sampson, president, NA Foodservice, Kraft Foods
  • Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO, National Restaurant Association
  • Cathy Tang, chief legal officer, KFC Corp.
  • Liisa Thomas, partner, Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Anne Varano, senior vice president human resources, Carlson Restaurants
  • Patricia Wilmot, executive vice president, PeopleFirst, Domino's Pizza, Inc.
  • Kathleen Wood, founder and chief catalyst, Kathleen Wood Partners