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NAMA Officially Announces Dan Mathews Scholarship, Industry Participation Welcomed

CHICAGO – May 18, 2017 – To honor Dan Mathews and his longstanding commitment to the industry, NAMA officially announces the Dan Mathews Scholarship.

Dan Mathews, NAMA’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, NCE5, CCS, will retire in July following 18 years of service at the association, a capstone to a 50-year career in the convenience services industry.

Dan’s wide-ranging legacy includes the association’s partnership with Michigan State University, including a NAMA-Endowed Professorship and host of NAMA’s Executive Development Program, which has set the bar in the industry for executive-level training.

Instrumental in the creation of both the OneShow and NAMA’s health and wellness initiatives, including the FitPick program, Dan has remained passionate about the importance of continued education for industry professionals, particularly small operators.

The named scholarship, in his honor, will be earmarked for small operators to pursue continuing industry education. To pay tribute to Dan’s legacy and donate to the Dan Mathews Scholarship Fund, please visit: namanow.org/foundation.

NAMA represents the $31 billion U.S. convenience services industry. By providing advocacy, education and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s nearly 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school and play.