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Tom Steuber Assumes Chair of the 2024-2025 NAMA Board of Directors

ARLINGTON, Va. — July 3, 2024 — The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) announced today that Tom Steuber, president and owner of Associated Services, will serve as Chair of its Board of Directors for the 2024-2025 term. The announcement was made following the NAMA Annual General Membership Meeting held on June 17, 2024.

"I am honored to serve as Chair of the NAMA Board of Directors," said Steuber. "Together with my fellow Board members, I look forward to advancing the interests of the convenience services industry, promoting innovation and supporting the growth of all NAMA members."

Tom Steuber brings decades of leadership and innovation in the office coffee services industry to his role as Chair of the NAMA Board. He has received NAMA’s 2021 Coffee Legend of the Year award—an honor his father, Hal Steuber, also won in 2011. Tom's vision has significantly influenced industry standards, particularly through concepts like the pantry service model.

"Today marks an exciting chapter for NAMA as the association welcomes Tom Steuber as Chair and a slate of new Directors to its distinguished governing body," said Carla Balakgie, President and CEO of NAMA. "Their extensive experience and track record as leaders in convenience services is a significant gain for the association’s work on behalf of the entire industry.”

In addition to Tom Steuber, new officers include:

  • Chair-Elect:                     Patrick Moran, Moran Refreshments
  • Vice Chair:                       Michael Schwartz, Nestlé Professional Solutions
  • Secretary/Treasurer:   Scott Halloran, Trolley Hospitality Companies
  • Past Chair:                      Lance Whorton, Imperial

New NAMA Board Members include:

  • Boris Amegadjie, 365 Retail Markets
  • Mike Hoeft, BUNN
  • Patrick Sheehan, Sheehan Brothers Vending
  • Arthur Siller, Evergreen Refreshments

The 2024-2025 NAMA Board of Directors officially begins its term on July 1, 2024.

NAMA represents the $34.9 billion U.S. Convenience Services Industry. By providing advocacy, education, and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s over 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing, and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school, and play.

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