Volunteer of the Month

by Abigail Solazzo


This month we are honoring Bob Milligan, CDM, CFPP, of the Indiana (IN) ANFP chapter as our Volunteer of the Month. Bob became certified on January 29, 1996 and started his ANFP volunteer career at the district level as president in 1997. Bob continued to volunteer at the district level through 2004. During the course of those seven years, Bob served in various roles, including newsletter editor, president-elect and eventually president. In 2009, Bob began volunteering at the state level as the newsletter editor and webmaster. He served in these roles for four years. Only to add to his already full plate, he began serving as the chapter historian in 2013. Two years later, Bob began his role as president-elect, and then eventually stepped into the role as president in 2018, completing a successful term in May of 2020. 

At the National level, Bob has served on the Awards & Recognition Committee and is currently serving on the Edge Editorial Advisory Board and Board of Directors as a Director-at-Large. 

During Bob’s 20+ years of volunteering with ANFP, one of his biggest impacts he has made is to lead by example. His years of service have shown members what a dedicated volunteer looks like, and serving others is something he is passionate about. Through Bob’s dedication and unwavering commitment, Bob has helped develop IN ANFP into a strong and viable chapter. Through support and collaboration with the other IN ANFP leadership team members, they have created a strong strategic and succession plan to ensure the IN ANFP chapter remains successful and serves their members for years to come.  

Looking ahead, Bob would like to see the chapter continue to increase their membership. Additionally, he would like to see chapter leadership continue to develop future leaders who will be viewed as reliable resources and trusted liaisons for ANFP. He would like to see future leaders cultivated into knowledgeable foodservice professionals who are passionate about serving others. 

Through his many years of volunteering, Bob has seen the ups and downs, however he still encourages others to get involved. He says “Do not hesitate in becoming a volunteer leader! You already serve as a leader in your profession - why not carry that through into something that you are passionate about and that is foodservice leadership? All it takes is for you to say 'YES' and when you do, you will be able to see the fruits of your labor as you serve and nurture growth to those who have the same goals as yourself.”

Thank you, Bob! Your dedication and selflessness are unmatched and an inspiration to our members!

ANFP is grateful and appreciative of the hard work and time you have given to the organization over the years. Thank you! 

If you would like to nominate yourself or another volunteer, please email Abigail Solazzo at asolazzo@ANFPonline.org