2013 officers and board members
Hyde Park, NY – New officers were elected by the Board of Directors of the International Foodservice Editorial Conference (IFEC) during the association’s annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee, November 5-7. Officers serve one-year terms. They are President Jeffrey Yarbrough, who is CEO of Big Ink PR in Dallas, Texas; Vice President Alexei Rudolf, principal of Foodservice Connections, LLC, in Oakland, California; Secretary Jody Shee, a freelance writer in Olathe, Kansas, and Treasurer John Scroggins, vice president for NOBLE in Springfield, Missouri. Immediate Past President is Megan McKenna, who is director of marketing for National Mango Board in Orlando, Florida.
Newly-elected members of the board are Pat Cobe, senior editor for Restaurant Business magazine, New York City; Sherise Jones, marketing director for USA Onions in Parma, Idaho; Sam Oches, managing editor for QSR magazine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Rachel Tracy, account executive, Olson Communications, Chicago.
The other directors are Gail Bellamy, executive food editor for Restaurant Hospitality magazine in Cleveland, Ohio; Amelia Levin, a freelance writer in Chicago; Kelly Ruschman, vice president for Scott Advertising of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Barry Shuster, editor-in-chief for Restaurant Startup & Growth magazine in Cary, North Carolina. Directors serve three-year terms. Linda Funk, president of Flavorful Insight in Ankeny, Iowa, is advisor to the board.