C. J. Recher serves as Vice President of Marketing for Five Star Food Service, a full-line unattended retail and foodservice operator based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Five Star is Canteen’s largest franchise serving customers across seven states in the Southeast and Midwest. Recher leads a team of marketers that are focused on reshaping the breaktime experience. Recher is Co-Founder and Business Manager for Feeding the Future, Five Star’s non-profit foundation aimed at ending childhood hunger. The organization has donated over $500,000 to Feeding America food banks in Five Star’s local area, enough for 2 million meals. Recher serves as Vice Chair for Tennessee Automatic Merchandisers Association and is former Chair of NAMA’s Emerging Leaders Network. Recher has 14 years of advertising sales and retail marketing experience and was named to the 2020 class of “Top 20 Under 40” in Chattanooga by Chatter Magazine.

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