NAMA FOUNDATION

Your future, our focus.

About the NAMA Foundation

Mission

To advance strategic support of voice, knowledge and research in the convenience services industry.

The Foundation of the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA Foundation) is a 501(c)3 charitable organization (EIN #36-3169508). All contributions to the NAMA Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Please consult your tax advisor for more information.

History

Since its formation in 1982, the Foundation has lead two ground-breaking capital campaigns, raising over $10M from industry suppliers, operators state councils and allied partners to fund the development of strategic initiatives in the areas of voice, knowledge and research, while helping NAMA build its critical core competencies and infrastructure in these areas.

Board of Trustees

CHAIR
Joe Hessling
365 Retail Markets

VICE CHAIR
Marc Whitener
Refreshment Solutions, LLC

SECRETARY / TREASURER
Lance Whorton
Imperial Inc.

Louis Baresh
Executive Refreshments, Inc.

Tom Bauer
Emerald Brand

Scott Halloran
Trolley House Refreshments Services

Mike Hoeft
BUNN

Tom McCarthy
The Coca-Cola Co.

Mike Meinecke
U-Select-It (USI)

Michael Rossi
Keurig Dr Pepper

Jeffery R. Smith
All Star Services, Inc.

Dennis Thornton
VENDEDGE

At Large Trustees

Reed Barton
Sodexo

Patrick Hatcher
Vistar

Josh Rosenberg
Threeboysstrong Business Consulting

Ex-Officio (Non-Voting Trustees)

Carla Balakgie, FASAE, CAE
NAMA President & CEO

Eric Dell
NAMA Executive Vice President

Annette Peterson
NAMA Foundation Manager

Board of Trustees (effective July 2022)

Thank You!

The NAMA Foundation Board of Trustees thanks its outgoing trustees for their years of service.

Byron Brooks
Pepsi Bottling Ventures, LLC

Melissa Brown
Well-Bean Coffee Roasters

Heidi Chico
U-Select-It

Jeff Deitchler
PrairieFire Coffee Roasters

Chip English
Continental Vending, Inc.

Matt Shene
Vendors Exchange International, Inc.