Leadership In Living Color



In celebration of Black History Month, The Multicultural Foodservice & Hospitality Alliance (MFHA) will release 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 features 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.

The Tribute to Black Leadership in Hospitality can be found at www.mfha.net.

Fifteen years ago, MFHA was established to act as a catalyst for change in workforce diversity. MFHA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in the food and hospitality industry that educates, advocates for, and connects its members with opportunities to build their cultural intelligence in order to effectively engage multicultural employees, customers, and communities. For more information, visit www.mfha.net.