On October 16, 2017, Frank Case, executive vice president at Performance Foodservice, Temple, TX, was presented the 2017 Mike Roach Leadership Award during the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference. Case was one of 34 students in the 2017 IFDA Executive Development Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and the award is presented to the top student contributor based on a survey of participants and professors. Performance Foodservice is a division of Performance Food Group, headquartered in Richmond, VA.
In brief, the criteria considered included being an exceptional communicator, being a strong critical thinker, showing a passion for people, having vision as a leader, and showing respect to his or her peers.
In presenting the award, Mike Roach, retired president of Ben E. Keith Foods, said it was humbling to present an award in his name that highlights key leadership qualities that executives try to bring to their business dealings day to day in foodservice distribution. Those same key qualities are what the IFDA / Darden program is meant to develop.
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