Fritzi Woods, Women's Foodservice Forum (WFF) President and CEO died
unexpectedly today in Dallas.
Fritzi Woods (Photo: Business Wire)
"All of us at the Women's Foodservice Forum are heartbroken over the
loss of our dear friend and leader Fritzi Woods," said Laurie Burns, WFF
Chair and Darden Restaurants SVP, Specialty Restaurant Group Strategic
Platform & Development. "She was an inspirational leader and mentor and
a powerful voice for growing the opportunities available to women in the
foodservice industry. We will miss her immensely."
Woods was an influential regional and national business woman. For the
past three years she led the Women's Foodservice Forum, the largest
leadership development company in the foodservice industry. Woods and
the WFF worked with the country's largest foodservice organizations
advocating for women's leadership development. More recently she began
working with the Obama administration to advocate for policies promoting
gender-balanced executive teams. Woods served as a board member for
several organizations, including Jamba Juice, Ignite Restaurant Group,
National Restaurant Association, BUCA and Lone Star New Market.
At this time there is no further information available about Woods'
death or funeral arrangements. In the meantime, we ask that you respect
the privacy of her family and colleagues.
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