Industry News | July 18, 2012

Arby’s President to Speak at WFF Executive Summit

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Women’s Foodservice Forum’s (WFF) annual Executive Summit is a premier industry event exclusively designed for executive level foodservice professionals to gain the insights and connections they need to overcome the challenges in their careers. The roster for this year’s event was recently extended to include significant industry players Jean Birch, president, IHOP Restaurants; John Buckles, executive vice president, sales and marketing, of Ventura Foods; and Hala Moddelmog, president of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc.

Birch, Buckles, and Moddelmog will kick off the Summit as the event’s opening session speakers. They will serve as panelists during an open forum discussion moderated by WFF President and CEO Fritzi Woods. During this discussion, they will share their insights on how to handle difficult career transitions and share their personal experiences on how they ultimately transformed these hardships into very successful careers in foodservice.

“The purpose of Executive Summit is to educate, inform and connect our industry leaders by sharing relative content and providing intimate access to renowned industry leaders,” Woods says. “The addition of these three speakers to our already impressive lineup will make the event even more enlightening and valuable for our attendees.

These speakers will be joining previously announced Executive Summit presenters, including Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management Professor Robert C. Wolcott, Ph.D.; Associate Professor Tanya Menon; and Clinical Professor of Management and Finance Steven Rogers.

Keynote speakers also include Dov Seidman, founder, chairman, and CEO of LRN and author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything,” as well as Dev Patnaik, CEO of Jump Associates and author of “Wired to Care: how companies prosper when they create widespread empathy.“

Executive Summit takes place July 30 through Aug. 1 at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. Registration is open, with discounted pricing available for WFF members. Space is limited. To register now, click here