The Western Association of Food Chains has appointed Dana Hendry as its new business development manager.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Dana Hendry to the newly created position of business development manager,” said Carole Christianson, WAFC chief operating officer. “As the WAFC continues to evolve, Dana’s energy and passion for the food industry makes her an ideal choice to expand on the success of WAFC’s initiative.”
A native of Southern California, Hendry grew up in a food industry family. That history, along with her experience working for the Hershey Co., will allow her to support our growth initiatives and bring creativity and a fresh perspective to the WAFC.
Hendry earned her bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in New Jersey, where she was a Division 1 (Big Ten) All-American Scholar Athlete playing four years on the softball team.
“I am truly looking forward to being a part of an organization that is focused on growing future leaders and serving the food industry. I have benefited, firsthand, from all that it has to offer. I am so excited to join the WAFC,” Hendry said.
Established in 1921, the WAFC is focused on providing educational opportunities for food industry associates. The highly acclaimed Food Industry Management Program at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business has been available to qualified industry participants for 63 years. In 2000, the WAFC expanded its scope by working with community colleges throughout the Western U.S. to establish the “Retail Management Certificate Program.”
The curriculum is available at 100-plus community colleges and satellite campuses from Hawaii to Maryland, and 100 percent online across the nation.
To learn more about the WAFC, go to wafc.com