The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) recognizes black/African American, Asian Pacific American, and Hispanic/Latino leaders every year through its popular Multicultural Advertising Tribute Series. Receiving a growing volume of participation from the industry’s senior leaders each year, the full-page advertising features are a great way to showcase these outstanding individuals, to communicate the industry’s commitment to supporting and advancing multicultural talent, while motivating young talented individuals to follow in their footsteps.
The 5th Annual Tribute to Black Leadership in Hospitality, released in February as the first tribute of the 2013 Series, generated great media interest with record participation numbers by MFHA member companies. The Tribute featured nine black/African American women executives. Among the thirty black/African American leaders, the tribute included as many as eleven chief executive officers: Don Thompson of McDonald’s Corporation, Clarence Otis of Darden, Steve Davis of Bob Evans Farms, Phillip Holloman of Cintas Corporation, Harvey Brownlee of Bob Evans Restaurants, Walter Charles of Kellogg Company, Phyllis James of MGM Resorts International, Jerrell Moore of Burger King Corporation, Rick Frazier of The Coca-Cola Company, Shannon Johnson of KFC, and Roger McClendon of Yum! Brands Inc.
Following this Tribute, MFHA will release the Asian Pacific American Tribute in May and the Hispanic/Latino Tribute in September. The second edition of the Multicultural Allies Tribute, which features white senior leaders who have displayed exceptional support and made accomplishments toward multicultural initiatives in the industry, will also be showcased.