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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.
 

2020-21 Rising Star Class

Chair
Danielle Pedersen
Business Development Manager
Vivreau
Jenna Calhoun
National Account Manager 
Nestle USA

 
 
Meghan Daro
VP, Consultant Services 
Middleby/Follett Ice
Michael DiNuzzo
Assistant Director, Campus Services 
New York University
 
 
Justin Drew
 
 
Leah Gayowski
Regional Wellness Director
Compass Group/Eurest
 
Josh Kohn
Dining Services Project Manager
Cushman & Wakefield
Harper Lee
Associate Manager Channel Marketing Foodservice
Tyson Foods
Edward Lo
Vice President of Sales
Volante Software Inc.
Kelly Meadows
National Account Manager
LaVazza Professional
Michael Moore
Vice President Business Development
Restaurantware
Anthony Muzia
Corporate Chef/Sales
BSE Marketing
Ricky Postiglione
Western Division Experience Manager
Compass Group/Eurest
Erica Randgaard
Food Service Director
Aramark
 
Zee Shami
Business Owner/Culinary Instructor
ZeeTheCook Culinary Studio
Michael Shapiro
General Manager
Restaurant Associates 

 
 
Corey Silverstein
General Manager
FLIK Hospitality Group
 
Rachel Telschow
General Manager
Sodexo
Brisbane Vaillancourt
Vice President, Operations
Aramark
 
 
Adam Vanore
CrossCheck Evaluator
Innovative Hospitality Solutions