Koski Awarded the 2017 President’s Expo Scholarship

| June 13, 2017

Mike Koski

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) is pleased to announce that Mike Koski; Operations Manager, Sodexo, University of Michigan; has been awarded the 2017 President’s Expo Scholarship. The 2017 Concession & Hospitality Expo will be held on July 11-14, 2017 at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Koski is excited for the opportunity, “I look forward to learning and gathering as much information as I can to bring back to Ann Arbor and make changes to move our concession operations forward. As a relative rookie in the concessions industry,” he added, “I am thankful for the benefits provided by NAC and eager to grow and learn the different strategies and philosophies of the concessions world.”

Founded by then-NAC President Maria Angles, ECM, with an initial donation in 2009, the President’s Expo Scholarship Fund was created to provide a scholarship package each year to the NAC Expo. The Fund will continue through donations and proceeds from the NAC Joe Chabot Memorial Silent Auction and the NAC Run/Walk.

Past recipients of the scholarship include Tara Buck of Classic Cinemas; Mike Scarpino, CCM, of the Calgary Flames; Gary Butske Jr. of Emagine Entertainment; Denise Ferro, CCM, of Phoenix Big Cinemas; Jeff Hanauer, CCM, of Ovations Food Service; Steven Lew, CCM, of New Orleans City Park; Jean Sheerin of Cook County in Illinois and Rod A. Bush of Exposerve/Partyserve Management. The scholarship package includes full registration to the NAC Expo, three nights’ hotel accommodations and a travel stipend.

About NAC: The National Association of Concessionaires, founded in 1944, is the trade association for the recreation and leisure-time food and beverage concessions industry. Members are comprised of the owners and operators of facilities such as: Movie Theatres, Stadiums & Arenas, Zoos & Aquariums, Colleges & Universities, Foodservice Contractors, Park & Recreation Departments, Amusement Parks & Family Entertainment Centers, Ice and Roller Skating Rinks, Racetracks, Bowling Centers, Outdoor facilities, Convention centers and Performing Arts Centers. Our members also are the companies that provide products and services to these facilities, including: Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers, Popcorn Processors, Jobber Distributors, Consultants and Brokers.

For more information:
Chris Dammann, Director of Communications
612-849-8418
cdammann@naconline.org

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