Gerald A. “Gerry” Fernandez is an early riser. That’s the only way he can find enough hours in the day to spread to all who inquire his economic case for the power of diversity.
The founder and president of the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance is in his office at the nonprofit organization’s Cranston, R.I., headquarters by 7 a.m. to start plowing though mail, e-mail and voice mail. Or he is catching a flight to an MFHA-sponsored event or industry conference.