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

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Education Co-Chair

Scott Van Deraa, Calvin University

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Registration & Volunteer Chair

Jeanette Moser, Grinnell College

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Special Arrangements Co-Chair

Sarah Larson, Washington State University

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Sponsorship Co-Chair

Kirk Rodriguez, Texas Tech University

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Education Co-Chair

Michael Ferral, Vanderbilt University

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Food & Beverage Co-Chair

Barry Greenberg, University of Iowa

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Showcase Chair

Matt Copp, University of Northern Iowa

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Sponsorship Co-Chair

Janet Despard, Saint John's University

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At-Large Member

Jon Garrett, Premier

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Education Co-Chair

Rebecca Selesky, Michigan State University

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Food & Beverage Co-Chair

Lesa Holford, The Ohio State University

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Special Arrangements Co-Chair

Carl Korz, University of Wisconsin-Madison Union

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Sponsorship Co-Chair

Erich Geiger, University of Texas at Austin

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At-Large Member

Paul Haase, Hormel Foods Corporation

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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
  • Experiential Learning programs
  • 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 .