Development Resources Inc. (DRi) is delighted to announce the completion of our most recent partnership with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation.
DRi and NRAEF have worked together over the last two years to design an expansion of the fundraising program for the Foundation, which supports an industry that employs 1 in 10 working Americans. As the Foundation has executed its fundraising plans, it engaged DRi to lead the search for a Manager of Development and Industry Relations. This search was key to NRAEF’s relationships with corporate partners and donors, who help fund scholarships for students entering the restaurant industry, contribute their expertise at foodservice trainings and competitions, and hire participants of NRAEF’s dynamic programs.
Today we congratulate Mary Kate Thayer on becoming NRAEF’s Development and Industry Relations Manager. Mary Kate most recently served as an Account Executive for the Washington Nationals Baseball Club. She generated more than 100 new accounts, secured 7-figure partnerships, and routinely beat her revenue target. Mary Kate previously held a variety of corporate sales roles in sports marketing organizations and brings a wealth of experience in the leisure industry to the National Restaurant Association.
We extend our enthusiastic congratulations to Mary Kate and the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. We look forward to their success together.