2019-2020 TASN INDUSTRY CHAIR ELECTION



Nominations for the 2019-2020 TASN Industry Chair election have ended, and the slate of candidates has been approved by the Board of Directors. Please review the candidate info and videos below.

Note: Members whose TASN memberships are up to date as of February 28, 2019 will be eligible to vote in the TASN election. If you have questions about your membership status, please click here to email us:valeried@tasn.net.



VOTING INSTRUCTIONS



Voting for the 2019-2010 TASN Industry election has begun.

Please take a moment to view the slate of candidates below. Then, choose one of the following two ways to vote:

VOTE ONLINE


You may click the button below to securely caste your ballot.

Important note: You will log in with your TASN member number, preceded by the number "26" - so if your number is "1234", please enter it as "261234".


VOTE BY PHONE


To vote by phone, please call:
(844) 797-4575 (M-F, 8 am - 5 pm)

At the prompt, enter the member number as the voter registration code, preceded by the number "26".

Thank you for making the effort to have your voice heard!



CANDIDATES


 

 
Mike Likovich
Director of Sales, Buena Vista Foods


Number of years TASN member: 4 | Number of years SNA member: 7

TASN Positions held: Industry Committee - 2 years

TASN/SNA Presentations: N/A

Education/Certifications: Marketing degree from Texas A&M

Other Information: I spent three years working with CSNA while living in California and held positions on their fundraising committee for two of those years.

Goals for Office: If I am elected to Chair the Industry Committee I will work to further improve the great relationship that already exists between School Nutrition Professionals and their Industry counterparts. This will include gaining feedback from both sides on how to make TASN's Annual Conference more successful, increasing fundraising to better support the chapter and scholarships provided for LAC, and recruit new members to enrich TASN's membership.
 
 

 
Melissa Moore
Principal, Foodservice Design Professionals (Foodservice Consultant)


Number of years TASN member: 13 | Number of years SNA member: no response listed

TASN Positions held: Industry Committee member

TASN/SNA Presentations: New And Innovative Ideas For Your Kitchen, Kitchen Design 101

Education/Certifications: Senior Associate Member – FCSI (Foodservice Consultant Society International) – Currently on track to obtain Professional Member; Member – ICC (International Code Council); Member – A4LE (Association for Learning Environments)

Other Information: 1) Foodservice Consultant for FDP for 14 years. As a foodservice consultant we touch every part of the kitchen, from the service yard to the serving line. This career has been very rewarding as I am able to work with districts and facilitate functional / innovative kitchen designs that draw students in. The secret to a successful design is listening to the client, sticking to the budget and providing a timely/functional design concept.
2) Written Industry educational pieces that where published in the TASN quarterly magazine.
3) Participated in heading up round tables during TASN conferences.
4) Helped run conference registration booth.

Goals for Office: 1) Represent all industry market segments.
2) Attend and represent Industry at all TASN Board Meetings.
3) Educate TASN members on how TASN Industry can help them from their long-term planning to their day to day operations of a foodservice facility.
4) Provide educational pieces for the TASN publication.
5) Help plan and coordinate TASN Industry conferences.
6) Assist in membership drives.
7) Help to facilitate more educational classes for Industry.
 
 

 
Mark Rodriguez
VP Sales K12, Somma Foods


Number of years TASN member: On and Off for 20+ years | Number of years SNA member: On and Off for 20+ years

TASN Positions held: Industry Committee member

TASN/SNA Presentations: Commodity processing 101 class, Net off Invoice training.

Education/Certifications: HACCP Certification, Serve Safe and HAZMAT Certified. I have an associates degree from East Field College.

Other Information: I am married with kids which are now all in college (Texas Tech, University of Arkansas, Missouri Southern and Austin College). I consider my greatest accomplishment to be my faith and my family. I am a dedicated husband and father. I've worked hard over the years to help educate people in our industry. I am always positive and never get discouraged.

Goals for Office: My hope is to continue the excellence of TASN. I want to honor those before me and continue to build on those foundations. I want to make sure TASN is still and always will be one of the greatest state SNA chapters.