Conlon to Receive NAFEM Honorary Doctorate of FoodserviceThe North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) has bestowed the honor of Doctorate of Foodservice (DFS) award to Terry Conlon, ECM, of the University of Illinois. The award recognizes Conlon’s leadership and contributions to the National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) and the industry at-large. He is the current President of NAC and in 2013 was named the prestigious NAC Mickey Warner Award recipient.
The recognition will take place at two special events during The NAFEM Show, February 9-11, 2017, at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla. Conlon will receive the award at The All-Industry Awards Breakfast on Thursday, February 9, at 7:00 a.m.; and there will be a VIP Reception held prior to the After-Show Party on Saturday, February 11, starting at 6:00 p.m.
Away from his career, Conlon also finds time to help out in his community. He was selected as “Volunteer of the Year” for Crisis Nursery-an organization dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis. He is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Concessionaires (NACC).
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.
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