SNA VP Earns Exciting Promotion

December 17, 2013 – In Fall 2013, SNA Vice President Jean Ronnei, SNS, announced she had been promoted in her Saint Paul (Minn.) Public Schools district to the position of chief operating officer. In her new role, Ronnei will continue to oversee the district’s child nutrition program, but not retain day-to-day management responsibilities. Her promotion in a high-profile major city district is a positive reflection on the school nutrition profession and the Board extends its congratulations to her for this achievement.

A key aspect of SNA’s leadership structure is to elect a vice president who will begin a three-year term that includes succession to the roles of Association president-elect and president. Professional role changes do not in and of themselves automatically preclude the eligibility of a dutifully elected officer from participating in the full leadership cycle.

SNA leaders have fielded some inquiries from SNA members regarding Ronnei’s continued eligibility to continue to serve as a member of the organization’s Executive Team. A review of SNA bylaws by the Association’s legal counsel clearly affirms her eligibility, in keeping with similar situations by other SNA past presidents, including those employed by state agencies. In addition, Ronnei’s superintendent in Saint Paul fully supports her involvement in SNA as a benefit to the school district, as well as her own professional development. If you have any questions, contact

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