MEET THE JUDGES

stacy sagowitz
Founder, Food Safety Systems

FSS was founded in the spring of 2000 by Stacy Sagowitz, a leader in the school food service industry with over 35 years experience.  In the first 10 years of her career, Ms. Sagowitz served as School Food Service Director for the Hayward USD and the Ravenswood City School District, both in California, and as a dietetic intern with the Milwaukee Public Schools, Wisconsin, where she earned her credential of Registered Dietitian (R.D.).  During this time as a School Food Service Director, she earned an M.B.A. degree from San Francisco State University with a dual major in operations management and marketing.

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EMILY MIRAMONTES
ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE
GENERAL MILLS

Emily started her career with General Mills in 2010 as a Field Customer Specialist where she quickly came to love working with school districts and learning about school nutrition.  In 2013, she was chosen by the GM K-12 Marketing team to take SNS Certification test, something that had not been done by a field sales person at General Mills.  After obtaining her SNS Certification, she was promoted to Account Executive /Education Specialist and works with key distributors and customers in the region.  Over the past several years Emily has been involved in the local SCSNA Chapter and been a part of the Fundraising Committee to help raise funds for LAC Scholarships.  When not working, Emily enjoys spending time with her two boys David (8) and Eric (6), helping out at their school or volunteering in the community.       

Danielle Marquez
Parent, School & Community Volunteer
Top 5 Winner -
2018 EatSmart2BeSmart Contest

Danielle was born and raised in the South Bay and currently resides in Hawthorne, California.  She studied Early Childhood Development, was a Preschool Teacher and Manager of Spectrum Kids Club.  Danielle is a mommy of 4 elementary aged kids.  She enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and community.  Danielle supports health and wellness initiatives, especially those with an emphasis on child hunger and obesity.  Danielle was also one of the Top 5 Winner of our #EatSmart2BeSmart Photo Contest.