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•  The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) has named Andrea Dimond, most recently Head of Sales, Grocery West for Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, to a new role of Senior Director of Educational Strategy & Development. 

I thought it was interesting that in the announcement, WAFC noted that Dimond has a Master’s in Food Industry Leadership from the University of Southern California, and also is a graduate of the USC Food Industry Management (FIM) Program.  The food industry's connection to USC, much of it facilitated by WAFC, was at the core of a conversation that I had here with Stare Bros. COO Greg McNiff.