Councils and Committees

Dealer Advocacy Council

The economic environment in which foodservice equipment dealers operate is becoming more challenging as direct selling misguides end-users and threatens dealer-based distribution. FEDA’s leaders, members, management, and staff have mapped out and are working toward viable goals and strategies that will position dealers to overcome this challenge and prepare them to succeed as the industry goes through other changes ahead. FEDA’s Dealer Advocacy Council is charged with developing a point-by-point advocacy agenda and action plan that advance dealer-based distribution and engage members. The Council meets four times a year. FEDA will also further its dealer advocacy priorities by coordinating its planning and efforts with industry partners that share FEDA’s advocacy interests. These joint efforts are focused on solving channel disruptions and making the channel more profitable for everyone.

Young Industry Leaders Council

The unique generational structure of many dealers facilitates opportunities for optimal dealer succession planning and contributes to FEDA’s efforts to support and develop future industry professionals. FEDA’s Young Industry Leaders Council is composed of emerging young executives ready to prepare their companies for the future of dealer-based distribution. The Council is charged with guiding dealers toward innovative new ways of operating in the channel and leading FEDA’s strategic goals to serve dealers at the highest level possible..

Education and Training Committee
FEDA’s Education and Training Committee, guided by FEDA’s Education Foundation, helps identify the top skill gaps and education and training needs for dealers and guides staff on members’ highest priority programs, products, and services related to dealer education and training. The Committee meets four times a year.