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Food distribution company executive

Burton Howard Hummell was American food distribution company executive. National Hotel/Motel Association scholarship established in his honor Cornell University, 1986.

Background

Hummell, Burton Howard was born on August 17, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Arnold A. and Martha (Ellenstein) Hummell.

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, University Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, 1953.

Career

Vice president operations, S.E. Rykoff & Company, Los Angeles, 1963-1975;president, International Foodservice Company, Carson, California, 1975-1980;president, Chief Executive Officer, Robert Orr-Sysco Foodservices, Nashville, 1980-1996;chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Robert Orr-Sysco Foodservices, Nashville, 1996-1997;retired, since 1997. Member Dirs. Council Sysco Corporation.

Membership

Board directors Arthritis Foundation, Nashville Symphony, Nashville Institute of Arts. Member National Conference Christians and Jews. Metropolitan commissioner for Nashville Convention Center.

Member Corporation Board Baptist Hospital, Julia Hereford Society. Member Foodsvc. Marketing Association (president 1972-1975), Les Amis d'Escoffier, Un Ete du Vin, Confrerie de la Chaine des Rotisseurs (bailli honoraire of Nashville chapter), Nashville City Club, L'Ordre Mondail, Golf Club of Tennessee, Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, music, walking.

Connections

Married Joan Claire Lapin, August 23, 1953. Children: Ross Bennett, Arthur Robert, Reed Evan.

father:
Arnold A. Hummell

mother:
Martha (Ellenstein) Hummell

spouse:
Joan Claire Lapin

child:
Ross Bennett Hummell

child:
Arthur Robert Hummell

child:
Reed Evan Hummell