To strengthen and advance the convenience services industry through strategic support of advocacy, education and research initiatives.

The Foundation of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA Foundation) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (EIN #36-3169508). All contributions to the NAMA Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

Board of Trustees (effective July 1, 2016)

Howard Chapman, NCE, CCS
Royal Cup, Inc.
160 Cleage Drive
Birmingham, AL 35217-1461

Patrick Hagerty, NCE5
Vistar Corporation
12650 Arapahoe Rd.
Centennial, CO 80112-3901

Heidi Chico, NCE
Wittern Group
8040 University Blvd.
Des Moines, IA  50325

Mark Dieffenbach, NCE5
The Hershey Company
14 E. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033

Craig Hesch, NCE5
A.H. Management Group
1151 Rohlwing Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

Craig Kushner
Monumental Vending
11800 Trolley Lane
Beltsville, MD 20705

Jeffrey Smith
All Star Services
3443 Military St.
Port Huron, MI 48060

Randy Smith
LightSpeed Automation LLC
5720 Commons Lane
Alpharetta, GA 30005

Jerry Scott
Canteen of Coastal California
121 Bernoulli Circle
Oxnard, CA 93030

Josh Wells
American Food & Vending Corporation
124 Metropolitan Park Drive
Liverpool, NY 13088

Scott Corley
The Coca-Cola Company
1 Coca-Cola Plaza
Atlanta, GA 30313



Janette Carter
Focus 365
1301 N Jefferson
Anaheim, CA 92807

Brent Garson
Vendors Exchange International, Inc.
8700 Brookpark Road
Cleveland, OH 44129

Sylvia Rowe
SR Strategy
1100 Connecticut Ave., NW, Ste. 1000
Washington, D.C. 20036

EX-OFFICIO (Non-Voting Trustees)

Carla Balakgie
NAMA President & CEO

Dan Mathews

Lindsey K. Nelson
Executive Director, Development / NAMA Foundation



Since its formation in 1982, the Foundation has lead two ground-breaking capital campaigns, raising over $10M from industry suppliers, operators state councils and allied partners to fund the development of strategic initiatives in the areas of advocacy, education and research, while helping NAMA build its critical core competencies and infrastructure in these areas.

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