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Busby Named New SSP America COO

Busby Named New SSP America COO

SSP America, a division of SSP Group, this week appointed Amanda Busby as chief operating officer. She’ll be tasked with overseeing the operation of more than 250 unique brands, leading efforts to drive employee engagement and building a robust talent and succession plan. Busby is a seasoned restaurant leader with…

Hunter Named AXN Property Manager of the Year

Hunter Named AXN Property Manager of the Year

…been humbled to watch her grow as a person from somebody who was in the business and performing the job to someone who’s actually influencing the environment that they’re in,” said Pat Murray, executive vice president at SSP America, who presented the award. “And her voice has made a significant…

SSP America Partners With Meals On Wheels

SSP America Partners With Meals On Wheels

SSP America this week announced a new corporate partnership program with Meals on Wheels America to provide nutritious meals to older adults. The initiative includes product promotions within SSP America restaurants with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to Meals on Wheels America, as well as employee engagement and fundraising…

Executives Outline Industry Challenges, Opportunities At AX Virtual Summit

Executives Outline Industry Challenges, Opportunities At AX Virtual Summit

…the post-pandemic travelers. The food and beverage concessions panel included: Carlos Bernal, CEO of Areas USA; Steve Johnson, president and CEO at HMSHost; Jamie Obletz, president, travel for Delaware North; and Michael Svagdis, CEO of SSP America. The retail concessions panel included: David Charles, president and COO of Marshall Retail…

Partnerships Key To Recovery, Concessionaires Stress

Partnerships Key To Recovery, Concessionaires Stress

…CEO of Paradies Lagardère; and Michael Svagdis, president and CEO, SSP America convened on an industry call hosted by the Airport Restaurant & Retail Association (ARRA). The four executives updated listeners on the current states of their organizations and offered outlooks for the future of the airport concessions business. One…