February 8, 2019
NAFEM congratulates Carol P. Wallace, CFSP, former president and CEO of Cooper-Atkins Corporation, Middlefield, Conn., and Clifford D. Baggott, CFSP, president/CEO of Cres Cor, Mentor, Ohio, recipients of the 2019 President’s Award.
The award, presented at The NAFEM Show, Feb. 6, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Fla., recognizes a non-elected NAFEM volunteer who has donated their time and expertise for the betterment of the association.
Wallace participated in NAFEM activities for 20+ years. She created and chaired the International Committee, which in its inception worked toward better understanding of global certifications and standards, created exhibit opportunities at worldwide trade shows for members through NAFEM-hosted pavilions, and global marketing opportunities. She also served on the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) Safety Advisory Council and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Industry Food Safety Council.
Elected to the NAFEM board in 1996, Wallace rose through the ranks as secretary-treasurer, chairing the Finance & Audit Committee, and served as president-elect and president and chair of the Executive Committee in 2006-2007. Baggott has participated in NAFEM activities for 20+ years. He served on the Member Services Advisory Council, and chaired the Market Studies Committee.
Elected to the NAFEM Board of Directors in 2009, Baggott served two terms and participated on the Member Screening, Finance & Audit, and Executive Committees. He was instrumental in forming NAFEM’s Young Executive Forum, a committee dedicated to developing the next generation of industry leaders.