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The Western Association of Food Chains (WAFC) said today that NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson will headline its 94th Annual “Advancing the Food Industry Through Education and Leadership” convention, held May 2-6, 2015 in Palm Desert, Calif.
As the closing speaker at the Tuesday morning general session, Johnson will discuss his experience as a two-time NBA hall of famer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and motivational speaker.
“Magic Johnson is a legendary figure in the sports world, in business and in the many communities he serves," said WAFC President and Chairwoman Sue Klug of Unified Grocers. "He has demonstrated a steadfast commitment in helping young people create better futures and we are honored to have him as a keynote speaker at our convention.”
Established in 1921, the WAFC is focused on providing educational opportunities for food industry associates. In 2000, the Lakewood, Calif.-based organization expanded its scope by working with community colleges throughout the Western United States to establish the “Retail Management Certificate Program," which is now available online and at 160 college and satellite locations.