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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.

2017-18 Rising Star Class

Victoria Vega
Rob Geile
Amy Benedekovits
Director of Catering
Tracy Kelly
Amanda Beni
HMG Plus, Inc.
Client Relations Manager
Mike Johnston
Katherine DeSimone
Eurest Dining Services
Director of Catering and Customer Experience
Holly Von Seggern
Jessica Dunning
General Manager
Amanda Feldman
Bon Appetit @ LinkedIn
Food, Event and Catering Manager
Mark Bickford
Dave Holthus
Compass Group
Executive Chef
Linda Femling-Nielsen
Ryan C. Hoopert
Sodexo, Inc.
General Manager/Chef Manager
Jonathan Ledoux
Jane Street Capital
Administration Manager
Rob Gordon
Jonathan Lundstrom
Red Bull North America, Inc.
Foodservice District Manager
Frank LaRusso
Casey McGinnis
At Your Service Staffing
Account Manager
Rob Gordon
Kaitlin Miller
Compass Group
Foodservice Director
Frank LaRusso
Kristine Mosley
Food & Beverage Manager
Rick Postiglione
Steven Queen
Eric Santagato
M. Tucker
Director of Sales

Aileen Schuh
Compass Group
Conference Services Director

Ukpono Udi
Aramark - LifeWorks Restaurant Group
Food Service Director
Mark Bickford
Christiana Williams, MS, RD
Eurest Dining Services
Regional Wellness & Sustainability Director
Linda Femling-Nielsen
Emily Wunder, RD, LDN
Eurest - Compass Group
Corporate Dietician | Catering Manager
Rob Yayac
General Manager