Friday, November 12, 2010

KeHE CEO honored at Lexington benefit

Over 600 people attended Lexington College's "Building Scholarships for Service" Benefit, held Nov. 2 in honor of Brandon Barnholt, president and CEO of KeHE Distributors. The event, held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, raised $450,000 in scholarship funds for Lexington students.

(l to r): Mai Martinez, CBS Channel 2 co-anchor and master of ceremonies for the event; Stewart Reich of Hanson Fago; Brandon Barnholt of KeHE Distributors; Rita Cuddihy of Marriot International; Chris McCarthy of Acosta-NS Sales, Dr. Susan Mangels of Lexington College; and Adam Levitt of The Hain-Celestial Group

The event celebrated Barnholt for his leadership in the foodservice and hospitality industry, as well as his and KeHE's continued support of the College. Since 2008, KeHE has partnered with Lexington through a strategic marketing curriculum that brings food industry representatives into the classroom to assist with learning and product development.

(l to r) Lexington student Karina Ramirez ('11), Brandon Barnholt and Lexington student Nicole Kline (’12)

Lexington College is the world's premier all-women's hospitality management degree-granting college based in Chicago. Visit

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