NAC’s Borschke Announces Retirement, Transition Plan ReleasedThe National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) announced that Executive Vice President Daniel Borschke, MA, FASAE, CAE has made the decision to retire at the end of the 2020 calendar year. Borschke has headed up NAC, the Trade Association representing the recreational and leisure-time food and beverage concessions industry, since taking the position in the fall of 2011.
In a related announcement, The NAC Executive Committee has put together a transition plan highlighted by the following personnel adjustments. Christopher Dammann, current Director of Communications, is promoted to Interim Executive Vice President. Barbara Aslan will continue as Director of Operations and Member Services in the Chicago office. Brenda Hamill; current Director, Meeting Services; will be taking on an expanded role with the Association.
Dammann has served in his present position with NAC since November of 2012. Prior to that, he operated The Christopher Group which provided strategic and tactical communication support specializing in Trade Association Management.
The Borschke retirement puts an exclamation point on a decade of prosperity for the Trade Association. According to current NAC Board President Adam Gottlieb, “Dan’s understanding of Association Management has enabled him to support NAC and its leadership for the better part of the last decade. His guidance has been invaluable.”
Gottlieb added, “Dan’s dedication and hard work in an extremely challenging 2020 have allowed the Association and membership to stay in weekly communication through educational and informative reopening calls and other virtual meetings. He will be missed, but I know he will continue to work with the NAC Board to ensure a smooth transition, and future prosperity. On behalf of NAC, I would like to congratulate Dan on his retirement, and wish him the best in all future endeavors.”
With the announcement, Borschke celebrates the end of a long and distinguished career in Association Management that began in 1978 and saw him lead four associations over a span of 42 years. In February 2020, Association Forum presented Borschke with the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award signifying outstanding service to the Association Forum by an individual association or supplier partner member.
Borschke plans to continue to be active in a corporate recruiting venture, as well as several other side projects. He and his wife Julie live in Chicago and enjoy traveling and spending time with their two adult children and their families.
About NAC: The National Association of Concessionaires 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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