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Meet Our Rising Stars
The Young Professional Rising Star Scholarship Program selects non-SHFM members under 39 years of age to participate from various SHFM member companies.  Benefits of being selected for this group include complimentary membership, complimentary registration and travel expenses to attend National Conference and complimentary registration for the Critical Issues Conference and local events, along with with opportunities for recognition and networking with mentors, including industry executives and SHFM leadership.

2019-20 Rising Star Class

Katie DeSimone
National Director, Catering and Customer Experience
Eurest Dining Services
Rob Geile
Amy Bendekovits
Operational Excellence Manager
Unidine Corporation

Tracy Kelly
Amanda Beni
Director of Client Services
HMG Plus, Inc.
Jenna Calhoun
Channel Sales Strategy Manager – RTD
Nestle USA

Alex Carow
Food Service Director
Chelsi Carter
Catering Manager
Holly Von Seggern
Eric Cooley

Meghan Daro
VP, Consultant Services 
Middleby/Follett Ice
Michael DiNuzzo
Assistant Director, Campus Services 
New York University
Justin Drew
Director, Business Development
Unidine Corporation
Leah Gayowski
Regional Wellness Director
Compass Group/Eurest
Michael Menchaca
Food Service Director
Frank LaRusso
Danielle Pedersen
Business Development Manager
Erica Randgaard
Food Service Director
Michael Sharpio
General Manager
Restaurant Associates 

Corey Silverstein
General Manager
FLIK Hospitality Group
Rachel Telschow
General Manager
Brisbane Vaillancourt
Vice President, Operations