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
Josh Rosenberg
Purcol, LLC

VICE CHAIR
Joe Hessling
365 Retail Markets

SECRETARY / TREASURER
Marc Whitener
Refreshment Solutions, LLC

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.

Scott Halloran
Trolley House Refreshment Services

Matt Shene
Vendors Exchange International, Inc.

Jeff Smith
All Star Services, Inc.

Dennis Thornton
VENDEDGE

Lance Whorton
Imperial Inc.

At Large Trustees

Larry Atnip
Atnip Co., Inc.

Reed Barton
Sodexo

Patrick Hatcher
Vistar

Ex-Officio (Non-Voting Trustees)

Carla Balakgie
NAMA President & CEO

Board of Trustees (effective July 1, 2021)

Thank You!

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

Steve Foley
Foley Food Service

Karalynn McDermott
Eversys, Inc.

Greg Sidwell
G&J Marketing and Sales