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NAMA promotes and protects the advancement of the convenience services industry.

Member Spotlight

Industry Awards

Congratulations to our 2020 NAMA Industry Award winners:

  • Nicky Gacos, Owner, Colorado Café Associates — Industry Person of the Year
  • Craig Kushner, President, Monumental Markets — Operator of the Year
  • Greg Garson, Vice President of Sales, Vendors Exchange International — Allied Member of the Year

View Press Release about honorees and virtual ceremony here.

Congratulations to our 2018 and 2019 industry award winners!

2020 Coffee Legend of the Year

Barbara Russell, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Holiday House Distributing, has been named the association’s 2020 Coffee Legend.

“We are thrilled to announce Barbara Russell as the 2020 Coffee Legend,” said NAMA CEO Carla Balakgie. “Not only is she a fixture in the NAMA community and the coffee industry but she is also a pioneer in her field. She was one of the original founders of the association’s Women in the Industry (WIN) group and is our association’s first female recipient of the Coffee Legend Award.”

Barbara has been involved in the coffee service industry since 1985 as both an operator and a supplier with the majority of her career spent at Holiday House Distributing. Most recently, Barbara introduced “Holiday House Foundations in OCS”, the company’s first educational summit providing attendees with best practices for operating a successful OCS business drawing over 150 attendees.

Additionally, Barbara has been active in NAMA and her community. At NAMA, Barbara was a founding member of Women in the Industry and has served on the NAMA Coffee Services and Trade Show Advisory Committees. Through her work at Holiday House, Barbara supports those who served through the Fisher House Foundation and provided hurricane relief by founding Operation Secret Santa after Hurricane Michael in 2018. Barbara and her family have also supported the local “Sheriff Office Night Out”, the “Hurricane Safety Expo”, and helped fundraise for the local fire department.

Barbara currently lives in Land O’Lakes, Florida with her husband Rich and their three children, Meagan, Richie, and Jimmy.

Up Close & Giving Back

Take a closer look at our members and read how some are giving back!

Coffee Legend Award Recipients

YEAR NAME COMPANY
2020 Barbara Russell Holiday House Distributing
2019 Howard Chapman Royal Cup Coffee
2018 Mike Tompkins Coffee Products Associates
2017 Ken Shea Ken Shea & Associates
2016 Dean Gilland NAMA
2015 Lowell Shindler U.S. Coffee
2014 John Conti john Conti Coffee Company
2013 Joe Webster Newco
2012 Fred Steiner Imperial Coffee
2011 Hal Steuber Associated Services
2010 Stuart Daw Heritage Coffee

NAMA Coffee Services Hall of Fame

* indicates deceased

NAME ORG AWARD
Dick Atnip NAMA Hall of Fame Inductee
Robert Berliner NCSA Silver Service Award
Pat Birmingham NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Jerry Blum * NBPA
NCSA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement
Silver Service Award
Ted Borak * NBPA Lifetime Achievement
Charles Brinkman Sr * NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Stu Case NAMA Hall of Fame Inductee
Howard Chapman NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Tim Cleland NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
John Conti NBPA
NCSA
NAMA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Silver Service Award
Coffee Legend
Jeff Dale
Jerry Dale
NCSA Silver Service Award
Kevin Daw NBPA
NAMA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Stuart Daw * NBPA
NAMA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement
Coffee Legend
Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Jeff Deitchler NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Jean Dominik NCSA Silver Service Award
Leo Fante NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Howard Fischer NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Robert Friedman NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
David Gellman NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Dean Gilland NAMA Coffee Legend
Ben Ginsberg * NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement
Irv Greif * NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Con Foley NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Al Hacker * NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Susan Hartley NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Richard Hazlett NCSA Silver Service Award
David Henchel NBPA
NCSA
NAMA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Java Award
Coffee Operator of the Year
Steve Hyde NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Marc Israel NCSA Supplier of the Year
Ralph Kiser NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Mark Kelley NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Sid Lindholm NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Jay McMenamin NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Joe Manning NCSA Silver Service Award
Robert Maurer NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Gene Monte NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Jack Millender
Mary Millender
NCSA Silver Service Award
Maurice Moss * NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Brian Murphy NCSA Supplier of the Year
Jim Nelson NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Michael Nugent NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Randy Parks NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Geoffrey Paul NCSA
NAMA
Supplier of the Year
Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Rick Pavlic NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Edwin Phelps NCSA Silver Service Award
David Pulsifer NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Len Rashkin NBPA
NCSA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement
Silver Service Award
Jeff Rawlins NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Bryan Real NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Paulette Rigolli NBPA Lifetime Achievement
Roger Rigolli NBPA Lifetime Achievement
Robert D. San Filippo * NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Tim Sanford NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Julius L. Shaw NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Ken Shea NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Lowell Shindler * NAMA Coffee Legend
Elliott Slutzky NCSA Silver Service Award
Patti Sorkin NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Fred Steiner NBPA
NCSA
NAMA
Lifetime Achievement
Hall of Fame Inductee
Silver Service Award
Coffee Legend
Hal Steuber NCSA
NBPA
NAMA
Silver Service Award
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coffee Legend
Diane Steuber NCSA
NBPA
Silver Service Award
Hall of Fame Inductee
Tom Steuber NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Robert Louis Stephenson NCSA Silver Service Award
Don Stoulil NCSA Silver Service Award
Ollie Thomas NBPA
NAMA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Coffee Operator of the Year
Mike Tompkins NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Phil Tilley NCSA Silver Service Award
Pete Tullio NAMA Coffee Operator of the Year
Tim Wayne NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Edward Weber NCSA Silver Service Award
Joe Webster NBPA
NCSA
NAMA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Supplier of the Year
Coffee Legend
Coffee Allied Member of the Year
Jack West NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Anthony Westcott NCSA Supplier of the Year
Tom Williams NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Butch Winkler NAMA Coffee Allied Member of the Year
James M. Zirakian NBPA
NCSA
Hall of Fame Inductee
Silver Service Award
James P. Zirakian Jr NBPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Lifetime Achievement