The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF)
announced three new officers have been elected by the NRAEF's Board
of Trustees for the 2007-2008 term. At the recent Board of Trustees
meeting held during the 88th Annual National Restaurant Association
Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago, Ruben Villavicencio became the
Board's new chairman, Linda Bacin assumed the post of vice
chairman, and Bill Hyde was elected to the position of treasurer.
Villavicencio currently serves as president and CEO of R & M Food
Services, Inc. in Brea, CA. Bacin is the vice president of Bella!
Bacinos, an Italian trattoria concept developed, as well as owned and
operated, by Bacin and husband Dan in the Chicago metropolitan area.
Hyde has managed privately and publicly held restaurant companies since
1982 and is a distinguished 30-year veteran of the national restaurant