NAC Names Smith RVP
The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has named Dustin Smith, CCM, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment as the Regional Vice President (RVP) for Canada. The appointment is effective immediately.
The primary focus of an RVP is to present NAC Educational Programs such as regional seminars, certification classes (CCM, ECM, ACS, and ACE) and other educational opportunities in their area.
Smith currently serves as Manager of Concessions at Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. Prior to that he was the Assistant Manager. In addition to his experience with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, He also spent time with Gordon Ramsay Holdings and ClubLink Corporation in Food and Beverage positions.
His first job within the hospitality industry was working as a dishwasher at an independently owned neighborhood restaurant. Working in a variety of different positions provided Smith with knowledge of how the industry operates as a whole. I’ve had the privilege of growing my career to my current role as a Manager of Concessions,” said Smith, “Over my eight years with MLSE I’ve been a part of our In-Seat Service, Vending and Concessions operations.”
Smith received his education from Niagara College in Hotel and Restaurant Management, Hospitality and Tourism. “As education is a lifelong process” he said, “I have continued my education and training by taking courses with the WSET, food safety and most recently completing the NAC’s CCM Course.”
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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Chris Dammann, Director of Communications
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