The Women’s Foodservice Forum has named Wendy Davidson, president of U.S. Specialty Channels at the Kellogg Company, its board chair, the organization said Tuesday.

The WFF also appointed Susan Adzick of McLane Company Inc. as treasurer, putting her in line for succession to the chair position in 2018. 

The organization also added new members to its board of directors.

Davidson joined the WFF in 1995, and joined the board of directors and executive committee in 2011. She is also a member of the Women of Kellogg network.

“I am honored to be a part of the leadership working to elevate women leaders and create a pipeline of ready talent for our industry,” Davidson said in a statement. “WFF is the premier resource for developing the next generation of leaders that will fuel growth for both companies and the industry as a whole. I feel fortunate to work alongside some of the most talented and influential men and women in the industry and look forward to continuing to drive the mission and vision of the organization during my term as chair.”

Adzick is vice president of sales and marketing for the foodservice division of McLane Company Inc., a business unit of Berkshire Hathaway, and has been on the WFF board since 2011. She is also on the boards of the National Restaurant Association, the Arby’s Foundation and the Restaurant Leadership Conference.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of such an incredibly talented and passionate group of leaders who work tirelessly to advance women,” Adzick said in a statement. “The possibilities are endless when I think of what we can all do collectively.”

The WFF’s new board members, who have been appointed for two successive three-year terms, are:

• Kathleen Ciaramello, president of national foodservice and on-premise, Coca-Cola North America
• Mike Hickey, executive vice president and president of global institutional, Ecolab
• Julie Juvera, vice president of people and field operations, California Pizza Kitchen
• Denny Marie Post, executive vice president and chief concept officer, Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.
• Sandy Romoser, senior vice president of sales and chief customer officer, PepsiCo Foodservice
• Salli Setta, president, Red Lobster

The WFF is a leadership development organization for foodservice segments including operations, manufacturing, distribution, publishing and consulting. 

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