Marilyn Benson, senior vice president, partnership management, Diners Club International; Rob Gifford, executive director, Michigan Restaurant Association; Sandy Solmon, founder, president and CEO, Sweet Street Desserts; Zed (Zewditu) Wondemu, president, Zed’s, Inc.; and Kevin Yost, senior vice president, customer & business solutions, Swift & Company have joined the NRAEF Board of Trustees, which comprises prominent leaders of the restaurant and foodservice industry to help advance the industry’s initiatives.

“We are thrilled to welcome these five distinguished industry leaders to the NRAEF’s Board of Trustees,” Ferdinand E. Metz, CMC, chairman of the Board of Trustees, said in a press release. “They bring tremendous experience and vision to the Board, and their participation further enhances our industry’s position as the cornerstone of career-and-employment opportunities. Their input will undoubtedly help enhance the NRAEF’s three key strategic priorities of risk management, recruitment, and retention.”