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- Industry leader.
- Sustainability crusader.
Mark LoParco is director of UM Dining at the University of Montana, and is the executive director of the UM Foodservice Management and Purchasing Consortium. An active member of the National Association of College and University Food Services since 1986, Mark is currently serving as president of the association.
As a pioneer in collegiate food service sustainability, Mark frequently presents at regional and national conferences. Mark’s leadership in sustainable business practices earned him the inaugural Greening UM Award in 2004. At the heart of UM Dining’s portfolio of sustainable business practices is the UM Farm to College Program, a revolutionary local food-purchasing initiative which supports Montana’s agricultural economic development. The UM Farm to College Program is the 2013 Gold Medal winner in the NACUFS Sustainability Awards Program – Food Procurement Category.
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