Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Management
Compass Group of North America

John Coker is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. He is also a noted speaker on public health and nutrition for corporations and universities across the United States. Currently, John serves as senior vice president of supply chain management for the Compass Group of North America. Previously, he led AVI Foodsystems as chief creative officer and executive vice president of corporate strategy for more than 12 years. His background includes SODEXO, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and Marriott International. Coker is active in the Culinary Institute of America’s Healthy Menus Collaborative and is on the Media/Public Relations committee and the advisory group for Menus of Change. He resides on a 13-acre organic farm in Warren, OH that focuses on natural farming practices, heritage livestock and poultry, beekeeping and native Ohio landscapes and community engagement featuring childhood education and experience.