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November 2016 – Industry Advisory Council

Posted: November 15, 2016

Your Industry Advisory Council (IAC) met for the first time at Committee Days in October. The meeting was a fast-paced, topic-filled gathering. The IAC has several Board Charges to accomplish this year, and the extra meeting time at Committee Days gave us an opportunity to dig right in.

The group spent time developing the two Industry Education Sessions for SNIC and LAC, and talked about the potential of a Program for Patrons at NLC 2018. Additionally, we provided feedback to the SNA Director of Federal Affairs on the potential impact to industry if the Block Grant Pilots moves forward.

Please remember the importance of your role as an industry member in this great Association. SNA needs your insights and expertise as we seek to address current challenges and those that are sure to come our way in the future.

I’m looking forward to seeing many of you at the Patron meeting on November 16th and certainly at SNIC17 in Orlando.

Gary Vonck
SNA Industry Representative

Published in – Industry Insider: News from SchoolNutrition.org – November, 2016

About the Author:


Gary Vonck

VP - Education Division

Gary Vonck has been with KeyImpact since 2007, adding to an impressive 40-year foodservice career. His knowledge and passion for child nutrition are unsurpassed. Gary oversees the Education Division, which includes sales, bid, and commodity teams across the entire nation.

Gary is an active member of the SNA and was the first and only broker/agency representative on the School Nutrition Association’s Industry Advisory Board, as the appointed Industry Representative, in 2008 and again 2014. Gary has also served on numerous SNA Task Forces and co-chaired several SNA events. Gary was also on the NSFMI national advisory council. In January 2013, Gary was awarded the Silver Friend of Child Nutrition FAME Award.

Gary Vonck is based in Illinois and can be reached at gvonck@kisales.com.