Industry Member of the Year Award

SNA's Industry Member of the Year Award

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of industry members who demonstrate exemplary support to SNA, SNA members, and their professional communities nationwide. Each year, one industry member is selected to receive this prestigious award. The recipient must be employed by a Corporate Member Company of SNA. The first annual Individual Industry Member of the Year Award was presented in 2003.

Eligibility Criteria

The nominee must be a current SNA Industry Member and have been an active member in SNA at the national level and the state level for the past five (5) consecutive years. Current SNA Board members are not eligible.

SNA's Industry Member of the Year Award
The 2017 Industry Member of the Year Award
was presented to W. Mike Burke of Vulcan FEG.

Who May Nominate

Nominations may only be submitted by the SNA Past Presidents, chairs of the SNA Standing Committees, Current SNA President and Past Industry Award recipients. Nominators may submit only one nomination each year. An acknowledgement of the nomination, a Personal Data Application and questionnaire will be forwarded to the nominee. The five Immediate Past National Presidents of SNA and the SNA Chief Executive Officer will select the awardee.

How to Nominate

Complete the nomination form and submit it to SNA Headquarters via fax to (301) 686-3115, ATTN: Crystal Harper-Pierre or via email to charper@schoolnutrition.org. Nomination forms must be received by SNA Headquarters by January 31, 2018.

Judging Criteria

The following areas will be considered:

  • Length of SNA Membership
  • Work experience while employed by Industry
  • Service to SNA at the National Level, including Board and/or Committee Work and promotion of SNA membership, meetings, and initiatives
  • Attendance at, and participation in, SNA National Conferences and Meetings, including conference planning and conference involve involvement beyond exhibiting (i.e., culinary demonstrations, speaking, moderating or facilitating sessions)
  • Actions that help promote school nutrition
  • Involvement with other groups who promote School Nutrition Programs
  • Awards and/or recognition of support to child nutrition and hunger advocacy
  • Attendance at and participation in State Affiliate(s) Conferences
  • Leadership and participation in State Affiliate(s)

Industry Member of the Year Award Winners

Name   Company   Year Won  
Mike Burke
Vulcan
2017
Scott Swogger AccuTemp
2016
Tracey Tinder 
ConAgra Foodservice
2015
Stacy Sagowitz 
School Nutrition Services
2014
Sean Leer 
Gold Star Foods
2013
Barbara Jirka 
McCain Foods
2012
Tony Roberts 
The Tony Roberts Company
2011
Jill Conklin 
Winston Industries
2010
Chuck Ainsworth 
SFSPac Food Service Sanitation Systems
2009
Camellia Patey 
National Dairy Council
2008
Mimi Ford 
J & J Snack Foods
2007
Pat McCoy 
Schwan's Food Service
2006
Tami Cline 
Cline Consulting
2005
Jean Harris  
Pierre Foods
2004
Shirley Brown 
Rich Products
2003

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