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Women’s Foodservice Forum Unveils 2019 Board of Directors

The Women’s Foodservice Forum announced new executive committee leaders and incoming board members for 2019. Each noted leader represents a global brand collaborating under the expanded, bold WFF mission to equip the food industry with data-driven strategies to eliminate barriers to women’s advancement and Lead The Way to gender equity.

Women’s Foodservice Forum Expands Leadership Team

For almost three decades, Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF,) has been the leadership development resource for women in the Food Industry, the nation’s second-largest private sector employer.With women’s workplace progress stalled across industries despite their increased pursuit of higher education and skill building, WFF is expanding its mission to include both women’s leadership development and providing strategies to the food industry to eliminate barriers, accelerate advancement, and Lead The Way to gender equity with data-driven solutions.

Study: Injured Workers Miss an Average of 30 Days

Injuries to restaurant workers cause employees to miss an average of 30 days from work, according to claims data analyzed by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., the nation’s fourth largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance.

Josh Kern Joins CraftWorks as Chief Experience Officer

CraftWorks Holdings, a restaurant conglomerate with 390 locations across 40 states, announced that it has hired Josh Kern as Chief Experience Officer. In this position, Kern will be responsible for customer-centric strategies to help the brands deliver exceptional customer experience, including oversight for the brands’ strategy, marketing, brewery, culinary and digital efforts.

CORE Announces New Executive Director

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE) has named Linda Eaves its executive director.Eaves replaces Lauren LaViola, who joined CORE in 2011 and has served as its executive director since 2013. LaViola will transition into a role overseeing development and partnerships for CORE.

Houlihan's Strengthens Leadership with 3 Industry Vets

In an announcement made by Mike Archer, chief executive officer of Leawood, Kansas-based HRI, Inc., the company has named three new members to the HRI, Inc. executive team—Chad Devorak, senior vice president of operations for Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar; Bill Leibengood, chief marketing officer, HRI, Inc.