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Headquarters & Staff

IACP’s volunteer Board of Directors and various sections and committees are supported by a staff that helps carry out the ongoing work of the organization. Consider this team your go-to resource for any questions about membership, conference, or other programs.


For membership services:
855-738-IACP (4227)

For general inquiries:

Phone: Main: (646) 358-4957 / Toll-free: (866) 358-4951
Fax: (866) 358-2524

International Association of Culinary Professionals
1221 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd floor
New York, NY USA 10020

IACP Staff

Meredith Deeds
Executive Director
Phone: (646) 358-4957 x 103
Oversees day-to-day operations of all IACP programs and services. Primary staff liaison to the Board of Directors, the Programs & Education Division, and all IACP service partners.
Shani Phelan
Member Progams and Operations Manager

Phone: (646) 358-4957 x 101
Assists Executive Director in oversight of IACP with a focus on membership benefits and services and the Awards and Certified Culinary Professional (CCP) programs. Primary staff liaison to the Membership Division, including interest sections.
Martha Holmberg
Director of Communications and Content
Responsible for overall communications strategy and oversight of conference programming and other 365 activity. Provides editorial direction for publications, including website, Frontburner and interest section newsletters. 
Kendra McMurray, CMP
Senior Event Manager
Email                                                                 Responsible for event management, strategy and logistics associated with Annual Conference and all regional and grassroots events.

Margaret Crable
Communications and Administrative Coordinator
Responsible for communication to membership through multiple channels, including website and social media. Editorial coordinator for Frontburner.



Laster Heathman Media, Diane Laster
Director of Sponsorship
Phone: 415-999-1944
Responsible for growing IACP revenue through sponsorships across multiple platforms for the annual conference and throughout the year.

FoodConnect Media, Inc., Jeremy Mitchell, President
Member Services Partner
: 855-738-IACP (4227)
Provides online member sign-up and renewal services, 24/7 call center, and online and onsite event registration services.


Seay Accounting & Consulting, LLC, Jeff Seay, Founder
Staff Financial Advisor

Responsible for overseeing bookkeeping services, preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, annual audit, and guiding financial management strategies.

Marshall, Jones, & Company, Charlie Jones, Partner
Bookkeeping Services

Responsible for bookkeeping, including billing, collections, and payroll processing.



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