Hot Topics for Directors

SNACT's Hot Topics for Directors are periodic lunch time opportunities for SNACT member Directors to meet at a restaurant for informal discussions about a pre-identified topic.

Hot Topics are free of charge but registration is required.  


Advocacy, Media and Marketing:

Being an effective voice for your  program

May 3, 2019


Baci Grill

134 Berlin Rd, Cromwell, Ct

Hosted by: Tyson and ConAgra

(represented by Melissa DeCoffe, Waypoint)


Amanda Mueller and Julie Nichols,Cashman + Katz, 

SNACT's Public Policy and Legislation Chair Jeff Sidewater


About registration:

We are using our NEW Association Management system for registration. All SNACT members should have received an email from with your user name and password. (Check your spam file.) If you haven’t received that email or if you have any problems or questions about registering email me - we will get you registered!

  Thank you to our 2018-19 Hosts! 

November 16, 2018

“Menuing and Purchasing: You have seen it at the SNACT show-Take it from the show floor to your lunch tray"

Hosted by Key Impact Sales with Moderators Diane Burbank and Chris Scopetta.

January 25, 2019

Lunch line hurdles: tackling everything from allergens,charging policies to theft

Hosted by J&J represented by American Patriot Sales (David Nichols & Dennis O’Connor)

Presenters: Allison Thurston and Eileen Faustich with Moderator: David Nichols

March 29, 2019

Dealing with conflict in the workplace: when to coach, when to discipline

Hosted by: (Tacey Martinek)

Presenter: Lonnie Burt