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Congratulations to NEWFDA’s 2020 Person of the Year: Sharon Delaney

NEWFDA has named Sharon Delaney of Bozzuto’s Inc. as its esteemed 2020 Person of the Year. Sharon will be honored at the NEWFDA Convention Nov. 5-8, 2020 at the Harbor Beach Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Sharon is Vice President of Procurement and the grocery business is in her blood. The daughter of an esteemed meat department man, Sharon followed in her father’s footsteps and joined the wholesale food industry right out of high school. For 30 years, Sharon’s passion for the business has been contagious, positively impacting her peers, her customers and her community.

Sharon joined Bozzuto’s in 2000 as a Grocery Category Manager quickly rising to Director of Procurement and on to her now role as Bozzuto’s VP of Procurement. Under her leadership, Bozzuto’s has continued to achieve industry-leading service levels, resulting in positive sales trends and the ultimate measure of success: superb customer satisfaction. “Sharon is an incredible asset to our organization and our philanthropic initiatives,” said Steve Heggelke, Executive Vice President at Bozzuto’s Inc. “Her attention to detail and commitment to our customers, and company, truly exemplifies what Bozzuto’s is all about,” he said.

She has been an active board member at NEWFDA (North East Wholesale Food Distributors Association) for the past 12 years, with an Executive Board role over the past six years. She has also served as the NEWFDA Chairperson. “I am truly grateful to be recognized as this year’s NEWFDA Person of the Year. It has been an honor to be a part of NEWFDA over the past 12 years,” says Sharon. “Personally, NEWFDA has assisted me in developing valuable connections within the industry. Networking is just one of the many benefits that being a part of this organization offers. I look forward to the new possibilities ahead, in large thanks to both Bozzuto’s and the NEWFDA organization.”

The NEWFDA Convention promises a relaxing, fun-filled atmosphere while building and strengthening industry relationships. The convention’s unique experiences include water sports and activities, tours and business sessions.

 

NEWFDA Planning For 20th Annual Golf Tournament In July 

Join NEWFDA members July 7th, 2020 for a day of shotgun golf, fun and networking at the beautiful Lake of Isles Golf Club at Foxwoods Resort & Casino, as the organization raises money for the NEWFDA Scholarship Fund.

The NEWFDA Scholarship Program is the foundation of the organization. To date, NEWFDA has awarded more than $900,000 in educational scholarships to eligible students, due in large part to the generosity of NEWFDA members. NEWFDA Scholarships are open to high school seniors, college undergraduate and graduate students who are dependents of employees or are themselves employees of a NEWFDA member company.

Test your golf skills (and luck) as you enjoy a day socializing and competing with colleagues and friends on and off the course. The event includes some of the most amazing raffle and door prizes of any industry golf event, and host many unique contests including a hole-in-one competition to win a new car! Beginning at registration you’ll have a grand breakfast buffet, then as you approach the back-nine, lunch is delivered personally to you on the course. Rounding out your late afternoon, enjoy a delicious dinner as you claim your winnings from the day’s events.



NEWFDA 2020 Convention Dates Announced!

The NEWFDA Convention promises a relaxing, fun-filled atmosphere while building and strengthening industry relationships. The convention’s unique experiences include water sports and activities, tours and business sessions.

The NEWFDA 2020 Convention will take place Nov. 5-8, 2020 at the Harbor Beach Marriott, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Stay tuned for more updates!


Highlights from the NEWFDA 2019 Convention