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  1. 1.   International  Women’s  Coffee  Alliance  Announces  New  Board  of  Directors       Springfield,  IL  (October  9,  2013)  –       The  International  Women’s  Coffee  Alliance  (IWCA),  a  nonprofit  dedicated  to  empowering  women  in  the   international  coffee  community,  announced  its  2013-­‐2015  Board  of  Directors  following  its  annual  Joint   Committee  and  Board  Meeting  held  on  September  18-­‐19,  2013  in  Seattle,  WA.       Desiree  Logsdon  was  elected  as  the  new  Board  President.  Desiree  Logsdon  is  the  Vice  President  of   Marketing  at  the  Bunn-­‐O-­‐Matic  Corporation  and  has  more  than  30  years  experience  in  the  foodservice   industry.  She  has  been  a  vital  IWCA  member  for  the  past  six  years.       In  addition  to  Ms.  Logsdon,  the  rest  of  the  executive  team  includes:       Mery  Santos,  SuperGraphics  –  Vice  President   Phyllis  Johnson,  BD  Imports,  Inc.  –  Vice  President   Shannon  Craige,  Carolina  Vending  –  Secretary     Sharon  Riechers,  Bunn-­‐O-­‐Matic  Corporation  –  Treasurer     IWCA  also  welcomed  five  new  members  to  the  Board.  These  members  function  as  the  directors  of  their   respective  functions,  leading  teams  of  volunteers  to  carry  out  the  duties  of  the  organization.     Annabella  Dagilo,  Capitales  Unidos,  S.A.  de  C.V.  –  Chapter  Relations     Maureen  McHugh,  Equator  Coffees  &  Teas  –  Events     Leonor  Gavina-­‐Valls,  F.  Gavina  &  Sons  –  Fundraising     Helen  Griffith,  S&D  Coffee  &  Tea  –  Marketing     Mansi  Chokshi,  Specialty  Coffee  Association  of  America  –  Membership       Continuing  in  their  roles  on  the  Board  are  the  following  members   Kelle  Vandenberg,  Pacific  Bag,  Inc.  –  Development     Pauline  Faull,  Coffee  Bean  International  –  Sponsorship     Jennifer  Gallegos,  Coffee  Fair  Trade  USA  –  Strategic  Alliances       The  Board  paid  special  thanks  to  outgoing  members  Past  President  Grace  Mena  and  Vice  President  Johanna   Bot  for  their  leadership  in  the  2011-­‐2013  term.       About  International  Women’s  Coffee  Alliance   IWCA  is  a  peer-­‐to-­‐peer  volunteer  network  of  women  and  men  dedicated  to  empowering  and  enriching  the   lives  of  women  in  the  coffee  industry  along  the  entire  supply  chain  through  collaboration,  education,   training,  workshops,  fundraising  and  sponsorship  opportunities.   www.womenincoffee.org     Media  Contact:   Helen  Griffith   griffithh@sndcoffee.com   704-­‐782-­‐3121  x4248      

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