Women's Foodservice Forum and Sysco Recognize Aurora Health Care's Lisa
Schairer as 2014 Sewell Scholarship Recipient
DALLAS, April 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF), the
premier leadership development organization in the foodservice sector, and
Sysco, sponsor of the 2014 Sewell Scholarship, have recognized Lisa Schairer
as this year's recipient. Schairer is vice president of food and nutrition
services and environmental services for Aurora Health Care.
"This is a tremendous honor for Lisa and presents a wonderful opportunity for
her to further develop leadership skills that have already made an impact
within Aurora Health Care," said Amy Rislov, senior vice president, human
resources at Aurora Health Care. "Lisa is very passionate about her job and is
committed to enhancing the patient experience throughout the Aurora system,
which includes directing a high quality and innovative food service. "
Sponsored by Sysco, the Sewell Scholarship award is named in honor of Phyllis
Shapiro Sewell, a former Sysco board member and champion of women's rights in
the workplace. As a supporter of high-level leadership development programs,
Sysco annually provides funds to an emerging female executive to attend the
WFF Executive Leadership Program in partnership with Northwestern University's
Kellogg School of Management.
"We are proud to recognize Lisa Schairer for her career accomplishments and to
support her continued development as a leader in the foodservice industry
through the Phyllis Sewell Scholarship," said Bill DeLaney, president and CEO
Schairer's leadership experience and willingness to seek out opportunities for
career growth make her an ideal candidate for WFF's Executive Leadership
Program. Schairer has been successful at Aurora Health Care by building a
cohesive team that reduces cost and increases efficiency while maintaining
excellent relationships with multi-disciplinary departments. She continually
demonstrates innovative thinking and pushes the boundaries of her organization
to obtain positive outcomes.
"WFF 's Leadership Program is the recognized executive leadership development
program for the foodservice sector, " said Anna Mason, general manager of WFF.
"We want to develop a pipeline of executive leaders who will be the new faces
The Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) is the industry's premier leadership
development organization with more than 25 years of experience advancing women
in the foodservice industry. WFF serves thousands of individuals and hundreds
of employers in all segments of the industry including operations,
manufacturing, distribution, publishing, consulting, and more. Through highly
effective and educational events such as the Annual Leadership Development
Conference, Executive Summit and Regional Connects as well as professional
development and rich networking opportunities, WFF provides the competence and
strategic connections needed to make a positive difference in the careers of
women in the foodservice industry. For more information, visit wff.org.
Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food
products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging
establishments and other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its
family of products also includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice
and hospitality industries. The company operates 193 distribution facilities
serving approximately 425,000 customers. For Fiscal Year 2013 that ended June
29, 2013, the company generated sales of more than $44 billion. For more
information, visit www.sysco.com or connect with Sysco on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/SyscoCorporation or Twitter at www.twitter.com/Sysco.
ABOUT AURORA HEALTH CARE
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a
national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers
services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and
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