The Lakewood, California-based Western Association of Food Chains has elected Gineal Davidson of The Albertons Companies and Chris Lanoue of Albertsons-Portland Division to its board of directors during its Jan. 15 meeting in La Quinta, California.
“We are so excited to welcome two incredible industry leaders to the WAFC Board of Directors,” said Greg McNiff, WAFC president/chairman and president of Stater Bros. Markets. “Davidson and Lanoue have consistently shown their passion for education throughout their careers. We look forward to the contributions they will deliver to our mission of advancing the education and leadership among our future talent in the food industry.”
“I look forward to working with Davidson and Lanoue, both very talented food industry executives. Each have a depth of experience and have demonstrated great servant leadership throughout their careers. Their participation and ideas will be instrumental as we strategically take WAFC to the next level.” said Carole Christianson, WAFC’s chief operating officer.
Established in 1921, with grants in excess of $36.2 million, the WAFC is focused on providing educational opportunities for food industry associates. The 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 United States to establish the “Retail Management Certificate Program.” The program curriculum is currently available at 160 college/satellite locations and online nationally.
For more information, visit wafc.com.