Delaware North Companies Sportservice
Rick Abramson is president of Delaware North Companies Sportservice, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies. He oversees concessions, premium dining, retail and catering operations at numerous sports and entertainment venues in North America. Among those venues are Miller Park in Milwaukee, TD Garden in Boston and Soldier Field in Chicago. Abramson, who began working with Delaware North more than 40 years ago, can speak to foodservice trends, stadium concessions and fare, sports retail and the sports business industry in general.
William J. Bissett
Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment
William J. Bissett is president of Delaware North Companies Gaming & Entertainment, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies. He is responsible for the operation of Delaware North’s gaming operations in New York, Illinois, Florida, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma, West Virginia and Arkansas. Bissett is well-versed in the gaming and entertainment industry trends and business.
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Kevin Kelly is president of Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies. He oversees hospitality, lodging, food service and retail operations in national and state parks and private resorts across North America and Australia. Most notable are Yosemite National Park, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and Lizard Island. Kelly can discuss travel, lodging and hospitality trends.
Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services
Matthew King is president of Delaware North Companies Travel Hospitality Services, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies. He is responsible for food, beverage and retail operations at more than 25 airports and travel centers around the world. Notable clients include Los AngelesInternational Airport, Detroit Wayne County Metropolitan Airport and Nashville International Airport. Travel Hospitality Services holds strategic partnerships with such brands as Heineken USA, Sports Illustrated, T.G.I. Friday’s and Which Wich. King is knowledgeable about the travel industry, food and beverage trends and airport concessions.
Delaware North Companies
Roland Henin, CMC, is Delaware North Companies' corporate chef and oversees company operations at ballparks, state and national parks, entertainment destinations and airports worldwide. He is one of roughly 60 master chefs in the United States and is a renowned culinary coach. In 2008, he coached five Delaware North chefs at the Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. Acclaimed Chef Thomas Keller credits Henin with being his mentor. Henin is capable of speaking on culinary trends, restaurant operations and culinary competitions.
Wendy Watkins is vice president of Delaware North Companies' Global Corporate Communications and Marketing Department. She oversees all corporate and subsidiary marketing, advertising, public relations and branding efforts. Watkins has been instrumental in the global brand positioning of Delaware North since joining the company in 2000. She is well-versed in all communications efforts, including public relations, marketing, advertising, corporate communications, branding and media relations.