RFMA 2010 Award Winners
Monday, February 22, 2010
RFMA Chairman of the Board, Bill
Wallace with Rock Bottom Restaurants, announced the annual award-winners at RFMA
The award for Vendor of the Year
was presented to
Erick Martinez with General Parts LLC.
As co-chair of the member
services committee, Erick helped this group find its purpose and kept it on
track despite multiple changes in the co-chair who served with him.Erick has
been with RFMA since our inception and quietly made his mark as a committee
member and developed into a strong leader within our organization. Thank you,
The award for Restaurateur of the
went to Maria Johnson with P.F. Changs/Pei Wei Asian Diner.
Maria has served in many
leadership roles, jumping in head-first almost immediately after joining
RFMA.Having served as member services co-chair and then program committee
co-chair while simultaneously serving as a subject matter expert on our
certification committee, Maria is now a newly-elected board member.We can’t
imagine a more deserving recipient.Congratulations, Maria.
Finally an award was presented that
is only presented
on those years when a RFMA member stands out enough in their first
year of membership to be named New Member of the Year.
The 2010 New
Member of the Year award
was presented to Eli Danze
with The Chism
As part of our member services
committee,Eli lent his social networking expertise to our many new online
initiatives this past year, and signed on to sponsor and make appearances at
each of our road show events.We look forward to Eli’s continued participation
in RFMA.Thanks very much, Eli!
Congratulations to all our winners.
Thanks for your dedication to the advancement of RFMA.