October 27, 2021

The award recognizes an outstanding participant from each annual class of the IFDA Executive Development Program

McLean, VA - The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) today announced that Dana Van Voorhis of Sysco is the winner of the 2020-2021 Mike Roach Leadership Award.  Established in conjunction with Ben E. Keith Foods, the award honors a top student at the IFDA Executive Development Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, who embodies the leadership qualities of former Ben E. Keith Foods President J. Michael Roach.

Nominated by their Darden peers and professors, the award winner is chosen based upon their exceptional communication skills, strong critical thinking, passion for people, vision as a leader, and respect for their peers.

You can view the virtual award ceremony here.


The award honors former Ben E. Keith Foods President J. Michael Roach and his many contributions to the foodservice distribution industry in his leadership role at Ben E. Keith Foods, serving on the IFDA Board of Directors for 16 years, and serving for two years as the IFDA Chairman.

For more information on the IFDA Executive Development Program, click here.

About the International Foodservice Distributors Association
The International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) is the premier trade organization representing the $303 billion foodservice distribution industry. This industry ensures a safe and efficient supply of food and products to more than one million restaurants and foodservice outlets in the U.S. every day. For more information, visit www.ifdaonline.org.


For media inquiries, contact Meghan Cieslak, mcieslak@ifdaonline.org/703.532.9400.

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