On June 20, 2011, the School Nutrition Association (SNA) will welcome Frank DiPasquale as he transitions to SNA’s CEO. He will take over for Barbara Belmont, who is retiring on July 31 after 18 years of service.
DiPasquale, most recently the executive vice president of the National Grocers Association (NGA), has extensive experience in association management and specializes in food and nutrition advocacy. Among his many accomplishments during his more than 14 years with NGA, DiPasquale developed the Farmer Goes to Market Program, a model for the USDA’s local and sustainable food initiative, “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food.”
He also was co-developer of the PBS series Food Sense. Prior to his position with NGA, DiPasquale served as corporate director for human resources management & operational services for Kmart International Headquarters.
“SNA’s Board of Directors is very excited to welcome Frank DiPasquale to SNA as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer,” says Association President Nancy Rice. “After a long and thorough search process, we believe Frank is exactly the right person to take the reins at SNA and guide the Association as we embrace change and move forward with the important work ahead of us.”