Mark Allen is President & CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), a McLean, Virginia based trade association representing the $280 billion foodservice distribution industry. Allen oversees IFDA’s day-to-day operations, including all initiatives in education, research and government relations. He also serves on IFDA’s Board of Directors, which is composed of the presidents and CEOs of 23 major foodservice distribution companies. Allen holds a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from the State University of New York at Oswego and a M.B.A. from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He is a past Vice-Chair of the Institute for Distribution Excellence; Past Chair of the NAW Association Executives Council and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Wholesaler Distributors.