SNA hires new CEO

MAY 4—The School Nutrition Association has hired Frank DiPasquale as its new chief executive officer. DiPasquale is replacing Barbara Belmont, who is retiring July 31st after 18 years with SNA.

DiPasquale was the executive vice president of the National Grocers Association (NGA) where he developed the Famer Goes to Market Program, a model for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s local and sustainable food initiative, Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food. DiPasquale also codeveloped the PBS series “Food Sense.” Prior to his 14 years with NGA, DiPasquale was the corporate director, human resources management and operational services for Kmart International Headquarters.

“SNA’s board of directors is very excited to welcome Frank DiPasquale to SNA as the organization’s new chief executive officer,” SNA president Nancy Rice said in a press release. “After a long and thorough search process, we believe Frank is exactly the right person to take the reins at SNA and guide the association as we embrace change and move forward with the important work ahead of us.”

SNA represents more than 53,000 school nutrition professionals nationwide.