MAFSI Leadership Team

2018 Officers


President
Chris Jeens, CPMR
W. D. Colledge Co., Ltd.
Mississauga, ON, Canada
(P): (905) 677-4428
(E): [email protected]


Vice President
Kevin Eaton, CFSP

Eaton Marketing Associates, Inc.
Clearwater, FL
(P): (727) 531-0899
(E): [email protected]

Treasurer
Tom Mitchell
TLC Marketing Inc.
Calgary, AB, Canada
(P): (403) 531-3444
(E): [email protected]

Chairman
Jeff Couch
Preferred Marketing Group
Chatsworth, CA
(P): (818) 998-9292
(E): [email protected]


2018 Board of Directors


Steve Amos, CFSP, CPMR
HRI, Inc.
St. Claire Shores, MI
(P): (800) 897-4122
(E): [email protected]

Larry Cantamessa, CPMR
PBAC & Associates LTD
Eastchester, NY 
(P): (914) 793-9000
(E): [email protected]

Karey Clements, CPMR, CFSP
Forbes Hever & Wallace, Inc.
Coppell, TX
(P): (800) 526-1126
(E): [email protected]

Dustin Gill

Premier Equipment Group
Peachtree Corners, GA
(P): (720) 205-6869
(E): [email protected]

Melissa Greenwald

Greenwald Sales & Marketing, LLC
Columbus, OH
(P): (614) 404-7733
(E): [email protected]

Sandra Hamilton
Agences Hamilton Agencies
Lachine, QC, Canada
(P): (514) 639-4433
(E): 
[email protected]

Dave Hartlerode
Redco Foodservice Equipment, LLC
New Berlin, WI
(P): (262) 439-5008
(E): [email protected]

Neil Inverso, CFSP
ONE SOURCE
Richboro, PA
(P): (267) 684-6527
(E): [email protected]


Carl Kisner, CPMR
Ignite Foodservice Solutions
Denver, CO
(P): (877) 835-0122

(E): [email protected]


Mike Klosterman
Apex Commercial Kitchen Co.
Kansas City, MO
(P): (314) 853-2775
(E): [email protected]


Mitch Marcotte
GMV Sales Associates
Westborough, MA
(P): (774) 573-8225
(E): [email protected]


James Mathis, CFSP
Equipment Preference, Inc. (E.P.I.)
Grapevine, TX
(P): (817) 552-5508
(E): [email protected]


Rob McKeown, ServSafe
Lehr McKeown Marketing, Inc.
Merrick, NY
(P): (516) 650-8966
(E): [email protected] 


James Mincks

Kelly Mincks
Woodinville, WA
(P): (425) 481-9036
(E): [email protected]

Matt O'Donnell, CFSP

Midwest Professional Reps, Inc.
Stilwell, KS
(P): (913) 707-4994
(E): [email protected]

Stephanie Perry

Permul Ltd.
Mississauga, ON, Canada
(P): (905) 670-3744
(E): [email protected]

Steve Reger, CFSP, CSP

Preferred Marketing Group
Chatsworth, CA
(P): (415) 854-6429
(E): [email protected]

Jordan Veitch
Veitch Group
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
(P): (954) 316-6162
(E): [email protected]

Jason Wange

Desert Peak Marketing
Denver, CO
(P): (720) 935-4741
(E): [email protected]

Michael Williamson, CFSP II, ServeSafe
Marketing Agents South, Inc.
Ridgeland, MS
(P): (601) 956-4661
(E): [email protected]

 
MAFSI Staff

altAlison Cody, Executive Director

(P): (404) 434-5206
(E): [email protected]
(T): @AlisonCodyMAFSI

Alison Cody began serving as the Executive Director of MAFSI in 2001 after serving as its Associate Executive Director from 1998 to 2001 and the PR Manager from 1995 to 1996.

Today, she is responsible for managing all day-to-day operations including driving all marketing and promotions of the association and its membership, strategic planning and development of all MAFSI events, programs and services, budget management and development, and industry relations.

Alison has 20 years of association management experience in both large and small non-profit environments and has held management positions at the Des Moines Association of Underwriters (DMALU), Iowa Water Well Association (IWWA), Smith, Bucklin & Associates and the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).


altRamsey Ruether, Membership Director
(P): (404) 414-7048
(E): rruether@mafsi.org

(T): @RamseyMAFSI

As our Membership and Association Services Coordinator, Ramsey is the newest member of the MAFSI team. She’s responsible for handling almost all things membership-related, and for supporting the operational management of MAFSI.  Her role includes managing many of our core functions like membership, member services and benefits, our analytics, and our overall day-to-day processes.

Most recently Ramsey was a legal assistant, at Fisher & Phillips, LLP., assisting in training and event coordination, social media marketing and client development and retention.

Ramsey has a Bachelors of Business in marketing from Georgia State University with a minor in hospitality. She has experience in social media marketing, the foodservice industry, and retail management.


Jennifer Cody, SpecPath, Director of Software Operations
(P): 402-616-8862
(E): [email protected]

As our Director of Software Operations, Ms. Cody is the main contact regarding the oversight of SpecPath infrastructure, provisioning, planning, sales/marketing and daily operation.

Her direct responsibilities include the following:

  • Represent SpecPath to members at field events such as conferences, seminars, trade shows and board meetings.
  • Convey subscriber requirements to staff, board of directors and hardware and software vendors.
  • Plan, implement and monitor changes in SpecPath configurations and standards.
  • Work with staff, committee and members to enhance current technologies to improve customer service and oversee the provisioning of the customer supported services.
  • Communicate regularly with management and board of directors on SpecPath operations.
  • Manage hardware and software vendor relationships.
  • Plan and implement additions, deletions and major modifications to the SpecPath. infrastructure in coordination with board and committee leadership and directives.
  • Communicate effectively with SpecPath member subscribers to identify needs and evaluate additional solutions and strategies.
  • Continually define ways to increase member subscriber satisfaction.
  • Provides senior level resolution to staff, board and member subscriber SpecPath issues.

Prior to joining us, Jennifer served as Senior Billing & Adjustment Analyst for Oath, Inc. (formally Yahoo, Inc.) for seven years.  Prior to Oath, Jennifer was the Operations Team Lead at Election Systems & Software for eight years.


Committees

When members commit their time and talent to one of our three committees, they benefit from up-close access to the activities, ideas, and issues on the ground and their involvement can affect policy change that ultimately changes the face of the industry. You’ll meet new people and help us better serve you.

Committee Sign Up Form: We encourage all members to sign up for one of these committees. Please click on Committee Sign-up Form or contact [email protected].

Please consider the following ways to get involved:


Education & Conference Committee

Purpose: To promote business and education connections through communication, networking, showcasing and the development of training programs that are responsive and beneficial to reps and manufacturers to foster growth, profit & success.

Activities: Provides accessible and productive networking and educational opportunities for the membership and advocate our professional and industry standards.

  • Foodservice 101
  • Business Development Conference
  • Sales Management Forum
  • Guidelines and Best Practices
  • Webinars
  • NAFEM/MAFSI Liaison Committee Issues
  • Channel Position
  • Peer Group Formation
  • End User Alignment

Time Commitment: Meets at MAFSI Business Development Conference; monthly conference calls.


Marketing & Communications Committee

Purpose: Broaden the understanding and industry awareness and the value and image of MAFSI and rep-manufacturer method of going to market to all industry segments. Keeps members up-to-date on association activities, industry news and foster peer-to-peer communications between members.

Activities:
 Plan and implement member awareness campaigns, develop articles and communications including:

  • MAFSI Matters Newsletters
  • Social Media
  • Videos
  • MAFSI Website
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Member Services

Time Commitment: Meets at MAFSI Business Development Conference; monthly conference calls.


Membership Committee

Purpose: Monitors all aspects of membership, including invitations, retention, and education—bringing in new members. 

Activities:
 Responsible for supporting the mission, vision, purpose and strategic plan of MAFSI. Grow membership and implement member awareness campaigns, develop articles and communications including:

  • Member Services/Benefit Programs
  • New Member Recruitment
  • Current Member Retention & Renewals
  • Board of Directors Outreach

Time Commitment: Meets at MAFSI Business Development Conference; monthly conference calls.


Research, Data & Technology Committee

Purpose: Familiarize reps and manufacturers with the business aspect of data management, research, and technology as well as promote the changing roles and activities of the MAFSI representative functions. Emphasis is on emerging industry trends and compensation model trends impacting the growth and development of MAFSI reps and manufacturers and their business relationships with the customer base.

Activities: Educate our members and the industry on the use of data, research, and technology.

  • Business Barometer Survey
  • Rep Firm Benchmarking Survey
  • Market Forecast Report
  • MAFSI Technology Certification (MTC)
  • Data and Project Management and Reports
  • Rep-Manufacturer Electronic Communication

Time Commitment: Meets at MAFSI Business Development Conference; monthly conference calls.


SpecPath Committee

Purpose: Familiarize reps and manufacturers with the business aspect of data management, research, and technology as well as promote the changing roles and activities of the MAFSI representative functions. Emphasis is on emerging industry trends and compensation model trends impacting the growth and development of MAFSI reps and manufacturers and their business relationships with the customer base.

Activities: Educate our members and the industry on the use of data, research, and technology.

  • Guidance on software functionality/new features
  • Education to the industry on its importance
  • Sales/Marketing of the software to industry
  • Work with other technology partners to streamline SpecPath and other industry platforms.

Time Commitment: Meets at MAFSI Business Development Conference; monthly conference calls. 

Please contact us today at (404) 214-9474 or [email protected].