NAMA

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ABOUT NAMA

NAMA represents the $31 billion US convenience services industry. 

2021-2022 NAMA Board of Directors

Officers

CHAIR
Joe Hessling
365 Retail Markets
Troy, MI

CHAIR ELECT
Marc Whitener
Refreshment Solutions LLC
Norco, LA

VICE CHAIR
Lance Whorton
Imperial
Tulsa, OK

SECRETARY / TREASURER
Patrick Hatcher
Vistar
Englewood, CO

PAST CHAIR
Josh Rosenberg
Purcol, LLC
Austin, TX

Board

Ben Boyd
Tyson Foods
Rogers, AR

Rick Brindle
Mondelez International
Deerfield, IL

Byron Brooks
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Raleigh, NC

Mike Brown
PGI Services
Salt Lake City, UT

Michael Coffey
Canteen
Charlotte, NC

Jim Frost
Aramark
Philadelphia, PA

Scott Halloran
Trolley House Refreshments
Richmond, VA

Doug Herrington
The Coca-Cola Company
Atlanta, GA

Gregory McCall
Five Star Food Service
Chattanooga, TN

Karalynn McDermott
Eversys
Long Island City, NY

Patrick Moran
Moran Refreshments
Whitehouse, TX

Chuck Reed
Crane Payment Innovations
Malvern, PA

Sylvia Rowe
SR Strategy
Washington, DC

Michael Schwartz
Nestle Starbucks Coffee - Nestle USA
Brick, NJ

Devin Smith
Diamond Vending, Inc.
Highland, IN

Amber Starr
G & J Marketing and Sales
Palm Harbor, FL

Tom Steuber
Associated Services
San Leandro, CA

Ken Sullivan
Accent Food Services
Pflugerville, TX

Dennis Thornton
Vendedge
Roswell, GA

Bradlee Whitson
K&R Vending Services
Bridgeton, NJ

Ex-Officio Director

Carla Balakgie, FASAE, CAE
NAMA

Honorary Director

Alan Plaisted (deceased)
Southern Refreshment Services
Tucker, GA

Chair Emeritus

Carl Millman (1964)
Weston, FL

Ted Nicolay (1971)
Palm Desert, CA

Alvin Corry  (1974)
St. Louis, MO

Charles E. Bertsch (1976)
Durham, NC

Marvin Heaps (1977)
Address Unknown

Richard Estey (1978)
The Estey Corporation
Portland, OR

Paul McClinton (1979)
Credit Corporation of America
Waco, TX

Allan P. Lucht (1980)
Greenwich, CT

John B. Edgerton (1981)
Green Valley, AZ

Howard A. Michaels, NCE (1982)
Lake Worth, FL

Kenneth J. Nowak (1984)
Variety Vending & Foodservices, Inc.
Warren, MI

John M. Darden, III (1985)
Atlanta, GA

James A. Rost (1986)
Buffalo Grove

Merrill Krakauer (1987)
Short Hills, NJ

William K. Walsh (1988)
Continental Vending, Inc.
Anaheim, CA

John R. Farquharson, FMP (1989)
International Food Safety Council
Mullica Hill, NJ

Harold I. Blotner (1990)
Madison, WI

J. Stephen Stoltz (1991)
Fort Collins, CO

R. David Clayton, NCE5 (1992)
AFS Consulting
Nashville, TN

Lawrence Levine (1993)
DelRay Beach, FL

Craig Estey (1994)
Las Vegas, NV

Donald J. Hesch (1996)
A.H. Management Group
Rolling Meadows, IL

Bill Burch (1997)
Sikeston, MO

G. Michael Cronk (1998)
Oak Brook, IL

J.E. Eddie Hicks, NCE5 (1999)
Prestige Services, Inc.
Clifton Park, NY

Alan J. Suitor (2000)
Naples, FL

Dan J. Sofie (2001)
B & P Vending, Inc.
Bellingham, WA
Anthony J. Gagliardi (2002)
Cape Coral, FL

John V. Arnold (2003)
Arnold Vending Company, Inc.
Tiffin, OH

Richard E. Atnip, NCE (2004)
Atnip Company, Inc.
Fullerton, CA

Steven D. Ross, NCE5 (2005)
Heartland Coffee Company
North Webster, IN

James H. Terry, NCE (2006 & 2007)
c/o The Bobby Dodd Foundation
Atlanta, GA

James F. Brinton, NCE5 (2008 & 2009)
Evergreen Vending
Tukwila, WA

Craig A. Hesch, NCE5 (2010 & 2011)
A.H. Management Group
Rolling Meadows, IL

Brad L. Ellis, NCE (2011-2012)
Crane Merchandising Systems
Bridgeton, MO

Mark B. Dieffenbach, NCE5 (2012- 2014)
The Hershey Company
Hershey, PA

Peter Tullio, NCE5, CCS (2014-2016)
Gourmet Coffee Service Worldwide Vending
Van Nuys, CA

Howard Chapman, NCE, CCS (2016-17)
Royal Cup, Inc
Birmingham, AL

Pat Hagerty, NCE5, CCS (2017-2018)
Vistar Corporation
Centennial, CO

Heidi Chico, NCE (2018-2019)
U-Select-It
Des Moines, IA

Jeff Smith (2019-2020)
Port Huron, MI

Greg Sidwell, NCE5, CCS (2020-2021)
Palm Harbor, FL