Nation’s Restaurant News is now accepting nominations of influential foodservice professionals, ahead of the release of the 2021 Power List, an annual list of the most influential people in the restaurant industry.
The annual Power List, selected by the editors of Nation’s Restaurant News and curated from industrywide submissions, is the definitive list of people shaping current trends and redefining the future of foodservice amid unprecedented business challenges.
The 2021 list will be revealed Jan. 19 and will showcase people who have excelled in the areas of workforce management, innovation and resilience, and leadership and knowledge sharing. Those on the list will exemplify the best in leadership and impact — leading teams and communities, giving back during the unprecedented challenges of 2020 and actively committing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Each year, NRN also opens the list to nominations from our readers. Nominate a foodservice professional for Power List: Reader Picks here. Submissions will be accepted through Jan. 4, 2021, and select nominations will be featured in the January issue of Nation’s Restaurant News and on NRN.com.
The 2021 Power List will be featured in the January issue of Nation’s Restaurant News magazine. Following the release of the list, an exclusive Nation’s Restaurant News video series will feature candid conversations on leadership and innovation with 2021 Power List leaders.
“In 2020, the restaurant industry was tested like never before. For the businesses that survived — an in some cases thrived — this year, the common thread was strong leadership and having an inspiring company culture,” said Lisa Jennings, executive editor of Nation’s Restaurant News. “But effective leadership is never about just one person. It is about creating opportunity, lifting up others and expanding access for all. The 2021 Power List reflects our ongoing mission to celebrate the diversity of the industry and tell stories that are often overlooked.”
“Leaders that can effectively guide their businesses while also having a positive impact on their teams and communities have an edge in today’s business world,” said Sarah Lockyer, group director of the Restaurant & Food Group by Informa Connect. “With its 2021 Power List, Nation’s Restaurant News continues its proud legacy of recognizing influential leaders that demonstrate unparalleled stewardship and an unwavering commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion and equity.”