Mara Fleishman (CEO)/Leslie Stafford (Director of Accounting/HR) Chef Ann Founda

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&lt;p&gt;The evening will include a Fireside Chat with Mara Fleishman/Leslie Stafford, Chef Ann Foundation (CAF), as well as networking with food.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;These two leaders have helped CAF impact more than 3 million student's lunches over the last 10 years by staying focused on helping schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;In 2001, Mara Fleishman turned her passion for healthy and sustainable food into a career by taking a position leading the marketing efforts for Whole Foods Market (WFM) on the East Coast and in Europe. For nearly six years, she worked to raise awareness of the importance of eating fresh, healthy food. After a move to Boulder, Colo., Mara decided to join her kindergartner for lunch at school. Shocked by the highly processed, high-sugar lunch that she and her daughter were served, she began her crusade to reform school food. In 2013, Mara left her position as global director of partnerships with Whole Foods Market to work on school food reform in a full-time capacity as CEO of the Chef Ann Foundation (CAF). With three kids ranging from ages eight to 17, Mara brings a parent’s awareness to her work. In addition to CAF, Mara has demonstrated her dedication to educating people regarding the benefits of healthy food and sustainable food systems by holding board seats at The Growe Foundation, the Kitchen Community, and Naturally Boulder.&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;Prior to joining the Chef Ann Foundation, Leslie Stafford was Chief Operating Officer for Boulder Valley School District and has a strong background in public accounting. As the Chef Ann Foundation's Director of Accounting and Human Resources, Leslie is responsible for all financial, budget, and accounting functions of the organization. She provides supervision and leadership for the management of financial accounting and reporting, budgeting, general accounting, payroll, property accounting, accounts payable, and more. She has been a certified public accountant since 1997. Education: B.B.A., University of Georgia; B.A., Texas Christian University.&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Agenda<br/>

6:00 PM: Networking and Food<br/>

7:00 PM: Fireside Chat<br/>

8:00 PM: Networking<br/>

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Speakers<br/>

Mara Fleishman – Chef Ann Foundation (CEO)<br/>

In 2001, Mara turned her passion for healthy and sustainable food into a career by taking a position leading the marketing efforts for Whole Foods Market on the East Coast and Europe. In 2013, Mara left her position as global director of partnerships with Whole Foods Market to work on school food reform in a full-time capacity as CEO of the Chef Ann Foundation.<br/>

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Leslie Stafford – Chef Ann Foundation (Director of Accounting and HR)<br/>

Prior to joining the Chef Ann Foundation, Leslie Stafford was Chief Operating Officer for Boulder Valley School District and has a strong background in public accounting. As the Chef Ann Foundation's Director of Accounting and Human Resources, Leslie is responsible for all financial, budget, and accounting functions of the organization.<br/>

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Hosted By<br/>

Doug Thorner, Denver Chapter Director<br/>

Doug Thorner is the Denver Chapter Director for Startup Grind. In addition Doug is the Cofounder/President at Drumfire Sales Search. Drumfire is solving the sales equation – process software and people for emerging technology products and services. Doug is passionate about startups and helping them build and grow their business.

Doug has over 15 years of human capital and business development experience, and has successfully launched the US offices of two international firms and spearheaded multiple new ventures regionally. He has provided RPO solutions for startups to Fortune 500 companies, and has a proven track record of developing new business and cultivating long-term strategic relationships.

Doug has written and contributed to various articles focused on job creation and the economy and is frequently a guest speaker and panelist at related events.<br/>

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Sabina Zolot, Co-Director, SG Denver<br/>

Sabina Zolot is the Co-director for Startup Grind Denver. Sabina has over 16 years of event management experience both professionally for organizations such as Hillel of Colorado and the Anti-Defamation League and as a volunteer for organizations including Boulder Community Health and Colorado State University Alumni Association. She has planned and managed a wide range of events including more intimate events such as professional organization and networking events, trainings and meetings and large events including golf tournaments and fundraising lunches and dinners with over 400 people. Sabina also managed a travel company and researched and planned trips for small businesses and individuals. Most recently Sabina has worked on projects for Vail Resorts and Susan G. Komen for the Cure. <br/>

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