TORONTO, June 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Garth Whyte, President and CEO of the
Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, is pleased to
announce that Stephanie Jones has moved into the role of Vice
President, Ontario, with additional responsibility for CRFA's national
environment and sustainability strategy. This appointment took effect
on June 4.
Jones joined CRFA in 1999 as Vice President, Food Supply, and went on to
open and manage CRFA's first Ontario office in 2005. In 2009 she was
appointed Vice President, Membership and led several major projects,
including negotiating new partnerships with the National Restaurant
Association in the United States and Chase Paymentech.
"I'm extremely pleased that Stephanie has accepted the very important
role of Vice President, Ontario," says Whyte. "With her strong
understanding of member needs as well as current issues facing the
industry, and a proven track record in government affairs, Stephanie
will be an outstanding advocate for our members in Ontario, while also
overseeing the rapidly growing area of environmental sustainability as
it relates to the restaurant industry."
"I am pleased to be returning to the government affairs team and working
with members to ensure they can grow and prosper in Ontario," said
Jones. "I am looking forward to reconnecting with restaurateurs in
Ontario's vibrant $23-billion restaurant industry."
CRFA is one of Canada's largest business associations, with more than
30,000 members representing restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions
and other foodservice providers. Canada's $63-billion foodservice
industry employs more than one million people in communities across the
country. Ontario's $22.5-billion restaurant industry alone has more
than 400,000 employees.
SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association
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