About SHFM Foundation

Building Bright Horizon for our Industry

The Society for Hospitality and Foodservice Management Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports higher education through scholarships and student outreach programs. It is committed to the continued growth of our vital industry, which drives productivity and morale for millions of American workers every day.  

Foundation Vision Statement

To be the philanthropic leader attracting, educating and supporting diverse talent while extending SHFM’s impact in the industry.  

Foundation Mission Statement

To develop the next generation of diverse hospitality professionals by empowering individuals through awareness, education and relationship building.

Core Values

  • Developing Students
  • Supporting Education Awareness
  • Nurturing Industry Talent
  • Fostering a Diverse Community
  • Engaging Members
  • Creating Leaders
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Foundation Bylaws

SHFM Foundation has adopted a set of SHFM Board approved bylaws by which the Foundation will operate. SHFM Foundation Bylaws

SHFM Foundation Board

The SHFM Foundation Board of Directors consists of industry leaders in Workplace Amenities and Foodservice. Our 10 Board members are volunteers elected by the SHFM membership. Board members represent all facets of our industry including a board appointed Student Board Advisor.

Please meet our Foundation Board


  • Chair

    Jeanine Cosgrove-Albert

    Vice President
    At Your Service Staffing


  • Billy Fleming

    National Client Executive

  • Amy Franks

    Program Coordinator
    JLL in partnership with Global Real Estate & Facilities

  • Lauren Hassinger - Student Board Advisor

    Hospitality Business | Class of 2023
    Michigan State University

  • Ed Krause

    HR Consultant
    Compass Group

  • Curtis Lease

    Director, Business Development, Business Dining

  • Tim Mehlberg

    Hospitality Business Instructor
    The School of Hospitality Business, Michigan State University

  • Matt Rigney

    Culinary Sales Manager
    Panasonic Food Service

  • Corey Silverstein

    Regional Experience Manager

  • Davin Wickstrom

    Director Strategic Partnerships - North American
    Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

  • Mboone Umbima

    Vice President of Brand Strategy
    David Rio Coffee and Tea

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