NAMA Foundation 2017 NAMA Scholars Annouced

Sept. 5, 2017

(CHICAGO) September 1, 2017 – The NAMA Foundation announced today the four recipients of its annual NAMA Scholars scholarship program.

The NAMA Scholars program is designed exclusively for senior-level NAMA members interested in broadening their industry knowledge and leadership skills through NAMA's education programs. This year, the Foundation is awarding four scholarships to NAMA’s Executive Development Program at Michigan State University, including one scholarship supported by NAMA's Emerging Leaders Network (ELN).

The 2017 NAMA Scholars are:

· Stephanie Kull, Director – Communications & Media Relations, Vendors Exchange International, Inc.

· Lori Puri -- Marketing Manager, Corporate Essentials

· Devin Smith -- Director of Product and Brand Development, All Star Services, Inc.

· Shane Prebenda (ELN Scholarship) – Operations, Channels & FP&A Manager, Cantaloupe Systems

The four recipients will each be awarded full program scholarships to EDP and will be reimbursed for travel up to $500. Each award is valued at $3,975.

“We were very impressed with the pool of candidates this year, and the breadth and scope of their experience and engagement in industry leadership and service,” said Terri Bruce, Director of the NAMA Foundation. “The selection committee is confident that the experience and potential these four individuals bring to the table will be an enriching contribution to this highly-prestigious program.”

The NAMA Scholars program is funded annually through voluntary contributions made to the NAMA Foundation.

For more information about the NAMA Foundation or to make a donation online, please visit

About NAMA

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. convenience services industry. With more than 1100 member companies – including many of the world’s most recognized brands – NAMA provides advocacy, education and research for its membership. Visit NAMA on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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