“Alice is an accomplished leader who has been involved in national organizations and will bring a fresh perspective to the Women’s Foodservice Forum. Her long-term interest in combining leadership and career opportunities for women and her unique ability to think strategically but act as a builder is just what the WFF needs,” said Mary O’Broin, chair of the WFF.
Murray’s experience spans both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors and includes serving as president and CEO for Downtown Dallas Inc., a nonprofit charged with revitalizing and restructuring the city’s urban area. At Downtown Dallas, Murray led volunteers and fundraising efforts while working closely with the board. Most recently, she led the development of several large upscale hotels which helped bring her more insight to the foodservice industry.
“I’m inspired by WFF’s strong membership and dedicated volunteers working together to achieve gender parity on senior teams. I plan to guide the organization to continued success through focused communication between the diverse constituencies involved with WFF,” said Murray.
Linda Pharr, WFF’s immediate past chair, had been serving as the organization’s interim president during the search process.