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Committees

If you are interested in serving on a committee (members only), please contact IFSA Headquarters at:  ifsainbox@kellencompany.com.

Communications Advisory Council

Chairperson: Holly Armstrong, United Airlines

The Communications Advisory Council was formed to help IFSA become more active in providing a unified voice on matters concerning the interests of the onboard services industry. The Council is comprised of seasoned marketing and communications professionals within the industry that represent the various segments of IFSA membership. This group will assist in the development and distribution of communications, which include proactively sharing industry statistics and best practices information, responding to media inquiries and to enhance communication to members.

Conference Planning

Chairperson - Kimberly Guanci Dylewski, Campione D'Italia, LLC
Vice Chairperson - Diego DeAstis, DFS, Inc.

With responsibility to produce an annual conference and exhibition of the highest quality with solid educational content and networking opportunities, this committee spends a full year developing the next year's conference program.  To ensure a well-rounded conference, the committee looks for active IFSA members from supplier companies, caterers and airlines who are willing to assist in the areas of expo, education, Chef's Competition and/or sponsorship recruitment. 

Government Affairs and Education Committee

Co-Chairperson - Ben Levine, LSG Sky Chefs
Co-Chairperson - Robin Swenson Moore, Delta Airlines
Food Safety Consultant - Dean Davidson

The mission of the Government Affairs and Education Committee (GAEC) is to provide information, guidance and education to the IFSA membership regarding food safety and security. The GAEC will maintain an open dialogue with all appropriate worldwide regulatory and legislative bodies in order to represent IFSA’s interests before these groups and will work cooperatively toward the common goal for public health, safety and security. The GAEC will ensure the educational needs of the membership related to these issues as provided through the development of training materials and facilitation of workshops. In providing such services, IFSA will critically assist its’ members to assure safety and security; encourage a world standard; and foster consumer confidence.

Click here to read more about the GAEC Consultant Team.

Ideation Task Force

Co-Chairperson - Nora Nenning, En Route International USA Inc.
Co-Chairperson - Todd Traynor-Corey, United Airlines 
The Ideation Task Force began in 2013 as an effort to expand the organization's scope beyond food and beverage and to add additional value for the IFSA membership.  Since then, the Ideation Task Force has brought forth the Onboard Innovation Pavilion to showcase how technology and food and beverage work together to provide excellent customer service and a memorable experience.  In addition, the task force launched the IFSA Mentorship Program in the fall of 2014 giving junior members of the onboard industry an opportunity to gain experience and knowledge from senior level members who are giving back to the industry.  You can look forward to additional programs and opportunities in 2015!   

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