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MFHA 2012 Tribute To Black Leadership In Hospitality
During February, in celebration of Black History Month, The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) released its 4th Annual Tribute to Black Leadership in Hospitality, which honors high ranking Black leaders in the restaurant, lodging, and food manufacturing industries. Each year, MFHA profiles the top Black Leaders in the industry as a way to celebrate their accomplishments while demonstrating for Black youth that great opportunities exist for them in the food and hospitality industry.

In keeping with this year’s Black History Month theme, the MFHA Tribute featured eight women executives from companies that are leaders in creating multicultural opportunities. In addition two of the profiled Black leaders, Clarence Otis of Darden and Steve Davis of Bob Evans Farms, are chief executive officers. One of the profiled executives, Don Thompson, is president and chief operating officer of the largest restaurant company in the world, McDonald’s Corporation. The advertising Tribute is intended to encourage students and young professionals to follow the footsteps of the highlighted leaders toward pursuing a successful career in the food and hospitality industry.