Regional Conference Event Speakers

Call for Proposals

The National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) Call for Proposals for the NACUFS 2022 Midwest Regional Conference is now open.

Chad Porter

Chad Porter

Join Chad Porter as he kicks off the 2022 NACUFS Midwest Regional Conference with Re-Energize and Inspire a Better You, on Tuesday, March 8 at 9:15 a.m EST. 

And close out the conference with Chad on Wednesday, March 9, at 3:00 p.m. for Be An Influencer on Campus

Inspirational and motivational, Chad Porter is one of the nation's most highly recommended speakers and coaches. Corporate chief executive officers, fundraising executives, Major League Baseball, the National Football League, college athletes, and coaches alike praise his powerful account of overcoming obstacles, perseverance, and dealing with life's challenges. Chad was the lead motivational speaker on the former elite Zig Ziglar International Team. Hundreds of thousands have benefited by his uplifting message for over 20 years. His book Severed Dreams captured National Best Seller status in just a few days after release. Sean McDermott, head coach of the Buffalo Bills, describes Chad as extremely inspirational and one of the best speakers they’ve ever had!



Neha Rajebhosale

Neha Rajebhosale

Leadership Now - Engaging Employees in an Ever-Changing Work Environment

A global leader with over 15 years of luxury experience as a human resources executive and hospitality operations expert, Neha is a certified behavioral analyst with an insatiable desire for continuous improvement. With a unique blend of juxtaposed qualities, Neha is bold, empathetic, and meticulous, serving as a catalyst to any enterprise seeking organizational transformation.

As a Practice Director with The Ritz Carlton Leadership Center, Neha facilitates the discovery of long-term solutions for organizations to sustain their success. Neha brings diverse experiences, time-tested methodologies, and empirical knowledge to every interaction and successfully guides organizations to introspection and meaningful change. Neha challenges practices ripe for innovation and builds strategies that result in increased leadership engagement, team performance, and elevated customer service solutions.

Neha studied the art of hospitality at The Cesar Ritz Colleges in Switzerland. Set in the birthplace of hospitality and inspired by the ethos of the industry pioneer - Cesar Ritz; Neha became enthralled by the craftsmanship of service and set out on a wanderlust of her own to find innovative experiences, seek out challenges and become a servant leader of the industry. Outside of work, Neha is an epicure at heart, enjoys music, philosophy, and traveling.