The IFDA Executive Development Program for Foodservice Distributor Executives is designed to take high potential employees at your company to the next level through a process of personal development that is both challenging and rewarding.

Participants come away with improved leadership, analytical, and problem solving skills. With IFDA's customized program, they have the opportunity to develop those skills with other high potential people in the foodservice distribution industry. This groundbreaking program is conducted with the world-renowned University of Virginia Darden School of Business. The Financial Times ranks Darden’s faculty No. 1 in the world and The Economist has ranked Darden the No. 1 educational experience in the world for three consecutive years.

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“The IFDA Darden Program provided me with a new perspective in my thinking and approach to complicated management issues. The professors were second to none, great content, phenomenal delivery of the material.”


Chris Lewis
VP, Multi-Unit Accounts
Ben E. Keith Foods


“An outstanding program that refreshes forgotten knowledge and challenges one to think in new ways. The entire program was engaging. It is amazing to see a group of industry leaders sitting in a room fully focused on learning.”


Ethan DeWall
Vice President of Operations
Martin Bros. Distributing Co., Inc.


“Simply stated, Darden is the single greatest experience in my professional career. The Professors are passionate, engaging and have a contagious energy. An outstanding program!"


Frank J. Case III
Executive Vice President
Performance Foodservice - Temple, Texas