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Staff changes underway at FoodService Director.

We’ve got great news at FoodService Director. FSD’s publisher, Bill Anderson, has been promoted to vice president, non-commercial foodservice. Bill has dedicated almost 30 years to our industry and he’s built relationships with many of you. Bill is always the first to offer ideas about how to make our publication the best that it can be, and his can-do attitude and positive personality are infectious.

We’ve also added a new team member, Steven Johnson, as associate editor. Steven will be covering the college and university market for the magazine. You’ll no doubt hear from Steven as he’s working on stories, but you can get a head start and introduce yourself by sending him an email at sjohnson@cspnet.com.

Now, to the not-so-great news. As many of you know, the magazine is moving its offices from New York City to Chicago. Lindsey Ramsey, managing editor, FSD online, couldn’t be pried away from the Big Apple. Lindsey will instead be transitioning to a contributing editor role, beginning July 1. For nearly six years, Lindsey has been my partner in crime. We started at the magazine around the same time and we’ve learned the industry together. Like me, many of you have created friendships that extend beyond the workplace with Lindsey. It will be sad not having Lindsey’s desk within throwing distance—yes, you read that right. Lindsey and I have been known to—lovingly, of course—throw things at each other. Most of the time it’s candy during deadline week when we’re both stress-eating.

But fear not. Lindsey isn’t going away. She’ll be writing stories for us, so be on the lookout for her calls and emails and still feel free to send her stories, especially B&I ideas, at lindsey.marie.ramsey@gmail.com.

Lindsey and I, both under the age of 30—for not much longer—created the questions that we ask every one of our Under 30 honorees. Our favorite question is: What is your funniest on-the-job disaster? We often get a good chuckle out of these stories.

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