Feeding South Florida Appoints Three New Members to its Board of Directors

Charlene Marko-Heim, Wawa Area Manager; Chris Mellgren, CEO of Surfside Coffee Company; and Bill Fletcher, Senior Director, Supply Management, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems

PEMBROKE PARK, FL – August 1, 2017 – Feeding South Florida’s Board of Directors is excited to announce they have appointed three new members to expand the Board: Charlene Marko-Heim, Area Manager for Wawa, Inc. in Palm Beach County; Chris Mellgren, CEO of Surfside Coffee Holdings, Inc. in Miami-Dade County; and Bill Fletcher, Senior Director, Supply Management, with Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems in Palm Beach County. Appointments are for three years and help ensure the transparent and efficient execution of Feeding South Florida’s mission.

“We are thrilled to have such an amazing group of individuals join our board,” says President & CEO Paco Vélez. “It’s a privilege to have nearly 50 years of combined experience in the food and service industry added to our team so that we can better serve our community.”

Charlene Marko-Heim is an innovative, highly accomplished Food Retail Marketing Professional with over 22 years of leadership experience at Wawa, Inc., a food service and petroleum retailer with over 700 stores in the Mid-Atlantic and Florida Markets.  In Florida, she has been responsible for the implementation, execution, and completion of local growth initiatives to drive involvement and brand awareness in the communities that Wawa serves.

Chris Mellgren is the CEO and Executive Director of Surfside Coffee Holdings, Inc., a seventy- one restaurant Dunkin Brands and PizzaRev franchisee. Mr. Mellgren has led franchise restaurant companies since 2003 in the Washington DC, Central Florida and South Florida markets, developing and operating over 150 restaurants in his career. He currently serves on the Dunkin’ national marketing steering committee and the brand advisory council for PizzaRev. Mr. Mellgren was an active member of the Washington DC chapter of Habitat for Humanity including participating in the 2005 “House in Box Build” on the National Mall which built 51 modular homes that were delivered to victims of Hurricane Katrina.

Bill Fletcher is Senior Director of Supply Management for Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems, which provides customers around the world with advanced, energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable transport and commercial refrigeration systems to help ensure the safe and timely transport, storage and display of temperature-controlled cargo. Fletcher has global responsibility for the supply chain function for 12 manufacturing sites in North America, Europe and Asia. Fletcher has been with the business, which is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation, since 2001.

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