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.
For further information:
Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or [email protected]