Back in May we reported that the Specialty Food Association (SFA) had named Bill Lynch as the Interim President as the contract expired for Phil Kafarakis. The association’s Board of Directors made it official last week, appointing Bill Lynch as the new President.
"I am honored to be appointed President of the Specialty Food Association, and will continue dedicating myself to the association, and our members, who are an essential part of our dynamic $158.4 billion specialty food industry," said Lynch.
According to a press release, Lynch has been with the SFA for more than 20 years, making him a formidable leader in terms of growth.
Having previously served as Vice President of Engagement and Experience, Lynch has vast experience in operations and is widely recognized in the specialty food and trade show industries.
"Since assuming the role of Interim President, Bill's leadership under the pandemic has been steadfast and creative, launching endeavors such as Specialty Food Live!, and virtual tasting events, all of which provide essential opportunities to our membership during these challenging times," said Charlie Apt, Board Chair.
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