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Foundation of NACE Announces Zena Phillips, CMP, CPCE, as President

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Foundation of NACE Announces Zena Phillips, CMP, CPCE, as President

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COLUMBIA, Md., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Foundation of NACE has announced its 2018-2019 board of directors. The board will be working toward achieving their strategic goals by guiding the Foundation of NACE in continuing its mission to support the catering and events industry by educating NACE members and investing in their communities. 

  • President, Zena Phillips, CPCE, CMP
    Zena Phillips is the Senior Director, Luxury Catering & Events at Hilton Hotels, Americas Region. Zena has over 20 years of sales and management experience with the last 15 spent in catering and events. Zena is also this year's recipient of the Pacesetter Award in Innovation from the Events Industry Council.

  • Vice President, Harvey Stern, CPCE, CMP
    Harvey Stern is the Executive Director of Catering and Banquets for Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stern also serves on the Board of One Night for One Drop as the Culinary Chair.

  • Secretary/Treasurer, Gary McCreary, CPCE, CMP, CSEP 
    Gary McCreary serves as the Vice President of Catering & Convention Operations for The Venetian | The Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gary oversees Banquet Operations which generates over $100M annually in banquet revenue.

  • Past-President, Dave Buckley, CSEP
    Dave is the Regional Sales Manager overseeing several of AFR's Locations, including Las Vegas, Chicago, Maryland, DC, Virginia and the Carolinas.

The Foundation Trustees include:

  • Trustee, Timothy Lam, CHT, CGSP
    Executive Director
    The International School of Hospitality
    Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Trustee, Walter Nemeth, CPCE
    Director – Social Catering
    Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Trustee, Michael Dwork
    Founder and CEO
    VerTerra, Ltd.
    New York, New York 

  • Trustee, Terry Shields, CPCE, CSEP
    Director of Catering
    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
    Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas

  • Trustee, Tracey Amernick, CPCE
    Vice President of Event Sales
    Cohn Restaurant Group
    San Diego, California

ABOUT THE FONDATION OF NACE
The Foundation of NACE is the charitable arm of the National Association for Catering and Events. The Foundation's mission is to support the catering and events industry by educating our members and investing in our community. Learn more at www.nace.net/give.

ABOUT NACE
With 3,500 members, the National Association for Catering and Events (NACE), www.nace.net is committed to building a vibrant community and providing essential resources to the catering and events industry. NACE offers education, professional certification (CPCE), national and local networking opportunities, recognition, a job bank, and the industry's most prestigious annual conference. Learn more at www.nace.net.

Media contact:
Anna Silveira
410-290-5410

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SOURCE The National Association for Catering and Events

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