During the 2010 Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show, the Millennium Advisory Board held a reception and honored the late Donald Stanczak with the Hospitality ICON Award, accepted by his family. Stanczak, president of Food and Beverage Solutions and former senior food and beverage executive for Interstate Hotels & Resorts, died Oct. 12.
Additionally, members presented his daughters Ashleigh and Stacey and son-in-law Justin Smith with a $41,000 check symbolizing the donations that have been made to the Donald Stanczak Scholarship fund at Cornell University, of which Stanczak was an alumnus.
Pictured from left to right are: Pete Bell, VP of Marketing for Smokey Bones, Andy Scoggins, VP of Culinary & Beverage for Ruby Tuesday, Kieran McGill, President/CEO of Fado Irish Pub, Doug Jackson, Senior Dir. Of Beverage Development for Darden Restaurants, Michelle Pae, Senior Director National Accounts for Terlato Wines, Dave Brown, VP of Operations for Houlihan’s, Randy Steinbrenner, VP Sales & Marketing for Boston’s Restaurants & Sports Bar, John Lingo, President of A New World Production, Cindy Busi, Worldwide Beverage Director for Hard Rock International, David Commer, President of Commer Beverage, Ashleigh Stanczak, Richard Verrecchia, Director of Beverage for OSI Restaurant Partners, Stacey Stanczak Smith, Justin Smith, John Hinz, VP of Marketing for Buffalo Wild Wings and Patrick Henry, President of Patrick Henry Creative Promotions, Inc.