According to media reports, Bill Lynch has been named Interim President of the Specialty Food Association (SFA). As Lynch is a 20- year veteran of the organization, he assumes leadership with Phil Kafarakis, who will assist with the transition during the coming month as his contract expires.
Lynch previously was the VP of Engagement and Experience, joining the SFA team in 1999 as Operations Manager for the Fancy Food Shows. Kafarkis was named President of the SFA in July 2016 and was Chief Innovation and Member Advancement Officer for the National Restaurant Association.
“The Specialty Food Association has undergone a significant transformation during the past few years, and we sincerely thank Phil for his leadership and guidance in pioneering programs that will have a lasting impact on the SFA and its more than 4,000 members,” said Becky Renfro Borbolla, Co-Chair of the Board. “We intend to build on these initiatives to continue the advancement of the association for years to come.”