CHICAGO – June 9, 2015 – NAMA announced today that Sharon Treadway, owner of McNabb Vending, has been named to the NAMA Nutrition Leadership Committee.
Treadway is a 19-year industry veteran, and operates multiple vending machines on state property in the Nashville area, with her first micro market slated to open in June. She has served as secretary for the National Association of Blind Merchants for five years, and was a board member for four years. Treadway also serves as president of the Tennessee Association of Blind Merchants and is been part of the Tennessee Business Enterprises Committee of Blind Vendors, where she serves on the Healthy Vending sub-committee.
“We are delighted to welcome Sharon to our Nutrition Leadership Committee. Her experience as a blind vendor working with government locations will bring an important perspective to the table and her knowledge of healthy vending issues will be an asset to the group,” said Roni Moore, NAMA’s Vice President of Public Relations and Marketing.
“As an operator working with state properties, nutrition is an issue I deal with every day because my locations require that a certain percentage of products meet nutritional criteria. I am eager to work toward finding a balance between offering better for you choices for our customers and protecting vendors’ ability to maintain the profit margins they need to run a successful business,” Treadway said. “I am thrilled to be part of the committee and look forward to the work we can do together.”
Created in 2014, NAMA’s Nutrition Leadership Committee ensures vending and micro market operators have a voice in nutrition programming. Comprised of industry professionals from around the country including Craig Hesch, Bill Jensen, Rod Nester and Mark Stein, the Committee provides guidance on best practices in delivering important nutrition information and “better for you” choices to consumers.
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