National Conference Task Force & Volunteer Opportunities
2022 National Conference Task Force

Please direct any conference inquiries to our NACUFS Conference Office or call (517) 332-2494.

Conference Chair

Zia Ahmed

The Ohio State University

Food and Beverage Co-Chairs

Barry Greenberg

University of Iowa

Lesa Holford

The Ohio State University

Showcase Chair

Matt Copp

University of Northern Iowa

At-Large Members

Jon Garrett


Paul Haase

Hormel Foods Corporation

Education Co-Chairs

Scott VanDeraa

Calvin University

Michael Ferral

Vanderbilt University

Rebecca Selesky

Michigan State University

Marketing/Protocol Chair

Kelly Plyter

Brockport Auxiliary Service

Special Arrangements Co-Chairs

Sarah Larson

Washington State University

Carl Korz

University of Wisconsin-Madison Union

Registration/Volunteers Chair

Jeanette Moser

Grinnell College

Sponsorship Co-Chairs

Janet Despard

Saint John's University

Kirk Rodriguez

Texas Tech University

Erich Geiger

University of Texas at Austin

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers help make the conference happen. Being a volunteer at the National Conference is a great way to get involved and make connections within NACUFS. Volunteers are needed to assist with many aspects of the conference including:

  • Registration
  • Scanning badges at various events
  • First-time Attendee Orientation
  • Culinary Challenge
  • Awards breakfast
  • General sessions
  • Super sessions
  • Learning sessions
  • Showcase
  • Regional breakfasts
  • Continental breakfast
  • Closing event

If you are interested in signing up for any of these opportunities, please email or email the .