Job Title: Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations

Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations The Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations, will be a key executive within the National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods (NFRA) organization, responsible for directing the meeting planning activities of the Association, as well as developing/nurturing important industry relationships and managing integrated marketing programs that support NFRA’s organizational mission to increase the overall sales and consumption of frozen and refrigerated foods.

Additionally, the Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations, as a member of the executive leadership team, will work closely with the President/CEO, as well as the Communications, Events and Membership areas of the organization: to develop strategic initiatives; identify opportunities for growth and improvement in member service; contribute to the decision making process regarding operational policies and objectives; and ensure the long-term effectiveness of the organization as a whole.


  • Directs the planning, coordinating and implementation of NFRA’s premier annual events – The National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Convention and the NFRA Executive Conference – including budget, site selection, contract negotiations, sponsorship, logistics and more.
  •  Develops and builds mutually beneficial relationships with industry segments, local associations, key vendors and other internal/external audiences.
  • Works with NFRA Board members to develop, coordinate and initiate association programs and activities. Key staff liaison for Frozen Council and Frozen Promotions Committee, directing all frozen promotional efforts of the Association.
  •  Assists in the planning and fundraising efforts for key promotion and national marketing/public relations programs that promote frozen and refrigerated foods.


Reports directly to President/CEO. Reports to, serves and communicates with, the Board of Directors.  Works with professional counsel (legal). Manages internal staff.


The Vice President, Meetings and Industry Relations should be an individual with excellent organizational leadership skills and superior interpersonal skills – a confident professional who brings creativity, vision, energy and stability to the position.

  • Proven leadership skills and effective decision-making capabilities.
  •  Excellent communications skills; writing and speaking.
  •  Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and build consensus across many audiences to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Experience working with a large, diverse board and active volunteer committees.

Education and Experience

A minimum of 5-7 years of progressively responsible association management background, with meeting planning and marketing experience.  Bachelor’s degree.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume by July 31, 2019 to:

[email protected]


National Frozen & Refrigerated Foods Association
4755 Linglestown Rd., Suite 300
Harrisburg, PA 17112