The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Jeff Hanauer has been awarded the 2013 President’s Convention Scholarship. The event is being held from August 6-9 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans. Hanauer is a General Manager for Ovations Food Service at a brand new AAA baseball stadium in El Paso, TX. He graduated with a degree in accounting from Tulane University in 2002.
Founded by then-NAC President Maria Angles, ECM, with an initial donation in 2009, the President’s Convention Scholarship Fund was created to provide a scholarship package each year to the NAC Annual Convention. The Fund will continue through donations and proceeds from the NAC 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 The scholarship package includes full registration to the NAC Annual Convention, 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.