Human Resources Leadership Committee

Committee Mission:
The Human Resources Leadership Committee serves as the primary advisory board to assist IFDA in identifying critical industry needs in the area of human resources. The committees mission is to provide leadership and guidance to help IFDA determine the issues critical to HR professionals in the industry and work with IFDA staff to develop industry solutions designed to address these issues and provide insights and value to member companies. The Committee also provides assistance by identifying topics for industry meetings and other educational or research opportunities. The committee meets at least once a year in person, with additional conference calls, webinars or  meetings at the committee’s discretion.
Committee MembersTitleOrganization
Dr. W. Elliott Stephenson (Chair)Vice President - Employee Development and EngagementBen E. Keith Foods188082
Mr. Vince DanielsChief Human Resources OfficerShamrock Foods Company - Headquarters190810
Mr. Marty AcreeDirector, Human ResourcesSaladino's Foodservice195773
Mr. Marty AcreeDirector, Human ResourcesSaladino's Foodservice195773
Mr. Corey GilchristVP, Total RewardsShamrock Foods Company - Headquarters202240
Mr. Stephen M. HeckmanHuman Resource & Safety ManagerStanz Foodservice, Inc.193492
Mr. Matt HoltVP, Human ResourcesDot Foods, Inc. - Chesterfield165578
Ms. Jane ManionSVP, Human ResourcesPerformance Foodservice - Headquarters193806
Mr. Gary MatsonChief People OfficerPrime Source Foods212254
Ms. Lynn PomeroyRegional Director, Human ResourcesGordon Food Service - Florida Division - Plant City204284
Mr. James M. RowellVP, Human ResourcesBen E. Keith Co. - Corporate Office200757
Ms. Susan ScharfVP, People OperationsShamrock Foods Company - Arizona Foods Branch217656
Mr. Rick ThorgesenDirector, Human ResourcesEby-Brown Company198983
Staff ContactMala Parker