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RFMA welcomes Teresa Foster, CAE as incoming Executive Director & CEO

Monday, July 6, 2020   (7 Comments)
Posted by: Rheagan Baker

RFMA is thrilled to welcome seasoned association professional, Teresa Foster, CAE, as the incoming executive director & CEO of RFMA. Foster comes to RFMA from BOMA Greater Dallas, where she has served as executive vice president since 2011. BOMA Greater Dallas represents the commercial real estate industry and establishes the industry standard of excellence in advocacy, education, networking, and community service for their industry and related service providers.

Prior to BOMA, Foster spent 20 years with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, serving as executive director of their Research & Education Foundation, as well as many other roles within NATA, from communications and marketing to ultimately, associate executive director.

Foster is a skilled writer and editor with extensive publishing history; significant experience in negotiating, closing, and maintaining high-profile sponsorship agreements; and solid program, legal, financial, and human resource management skills. Her extensive experience and notable skills are exactly what makes Foster the perfect fit for RFMA as she takes on this new role during these trying times for both the association industry and the restaurant industry that RFMA serves.

“It is an honor to be selected as the next executive director/CEO of RFMA,” Foster said. “This is a challenging time, but I see opportunities for the association and the industry. I am excited to see what the future holds.”

RFMA is forever grateful to our founding executive director & CEO, Tracy Tomson, CAE, for her years of service and warmly welcomes Teresa Foster, CAE as she brings her own brand of leadership to guide this great organization into the future.


Grace M. Nappi, Amazing Pest Control says...
Posted Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Congratulations! Welcome to the family.. looking forward to meeting you. I can't wait to see how well you are going to do! Good luck!
Natalie M. Walchonski ProFM, Ferrandino & Son, Inc. says...
Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Welcome aboard Teresa. I am looking forward to meeting you both virtually and in person. Successful organizations need strong leadership and we are excited to see you shine!!
Steve Garver, CRFP, California Pizza Kitchen, Inc. says...
Posted Monday, July 13, 2020
Hello Teresa, I look forward to meeting you. Welcome to RFMA!
Robert Blum, Hinckley Management Group says...
Posted Sunday, July 12, 2020
Welcome Teresa. I look forward to working with you.
Terry Byerly, CRFP, Corrigo Incorporated says...
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Welcome Teresa to the RFMA family. You have a strong and passionate team that will support you during the transition. Looking forward to meeting you soon. Terry Byerly - Corrigo Inc. and former RFMA Board Member
Tom Kay, ENTOUCH says...
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Welcome Teresa! Wishing you great success as you lead RFMA into our new "normal". You have a terrific team in place and lots of supportive members willing to jump in help! Congratulations again! Tom Kay ENTOUCH
Susan Brown, BINPAK Compactors says...
Posted Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Welcome Teresa and looking forward to meeting you at our 2021 Conference. You will certainly have your 'plate full' in the coming months and years as our industry has been hard hit by COVID19, but the depth and determination in this group is nothing short of amazing. Susan Brown, BINPAK Compactors