NAMA Congratulates EDP Class Of 2015

Oct. 29, 2015

CHICAGO – October 28, 2015 – NAMA announced today that 30 participants successfully completed its Executive Development Program last week at Michigan State University. The EDP Class of 2015 joins the ranks of more than 450 other industry executives to graduate from the program since its inception in 2000.

“On behalf of NAMA, I’d like to congratulate our 2015 EDP graduates on their tremendous performance in the program this past week,” said Dan Mathews, NAMA Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

“This fall marks the 15th year of the NAMA Executive Development Program and it gets better and better each year. Our participants came from a variety of professional backgrounds within the industry, but they were united by passion and a strong desire to learn and grow. They brought incredible energy, creativity and innovative ideas to the table as they successfully tackled a new case study. It was inspiring to watch this group throughout the week and I know they will continue to be assets to their companies and our industry at large.”

New additions this year included EDP faculty member, Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero, who led Business Analytics and Leveraging Customer Data, giving participants a look at how predictive analytics can be used to create value within organizations. The 2015 curriculum also incorporated new content, including an updated case study and a customer pricing component, helping participants strategize and tackle pressing industry challenges while preparing them for the future.

Founded in 1936, NAMA is the association representing the $25 billion U.S. vending and refreshment service industry.  With more than 1250 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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