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LEADERSHIP 8 Members of the Specialty Food Association and others in the trade nominate individuals for the Leadership Awards. A panel of judges composed of industry experts and inf luencers selected the six honorees from dozens of nominees across the three categories. A special thanks to the 2018 judges: Polly Adema, University of the Pacific, San Francisco; Lou Cooperhouse, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J.; Maren Keeley, Conscious Company Magazine, Seattle; Cathy Cochran-Lewis, Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas; Bruce Nierenberg, Greyston Bakery, Yonkers. N.Y.; John Raiche, UNFI, Providence, R.I.; and Lisa Sposato, City Harvest, New York City. T he Specialty Food Association's sixth annual Leadership Award winners, chosen for their exemplary efforts in the areas of Business Leadership, Citizenship, and Vision, are recognized for such endeavors as tackling world hunger with crickets, donating clean drinking water and meals to impov- erished areas, employing adults with developmental disabilities, educating underserved communities about cooking and nutrition, and developing native elderberry as a viable specialty crop. Read their stories on the fol- lowing pages. BY JULIE BESONEN THE AWARDS Winners were chosen in three categories: BUSINESS LEADERSHIP For advancing best practices in the food industry across the spectrum of workforce issues to benefit food industry personnel CITIZENSHIP For improving the lives of people and communities by advancing environmental and social sustainability knowledge and practices VISION For pioneering new approaches, innovative products, and business models that have set in motion positive change and progress LEADERSHIP AWARDS 30 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com LEADERSHIP 8 2018

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