James Beard Foundation
Colleen Vincent has worked for the James Beard Foundation for over 12 years and is a vocal champion for diverse leadership in all sectors of the hospitality industry. She has been featured on panels at the Food Book Fair and the Minority Chef Summit and also represented the Foundation as a member of the High Road Restaurant Roundtable. She has been involved in the Iconoclast Dinner Experience, a fundraiser for Spelman College which celebrates notable chefs of color, since its inception. Vincent created a book drive to build a culinary library in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She sat on the James Beard Foundation Food Conference steering committee and is presently a member of the House Programming Committee. She is a proud member of the West Indian Chefs Alliance. Colleen graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Communications and has almost two decades of experience in marketing, account services, and events. In her spare time, she reviews comic books for GodHatesGeeks.com and raises funds for the Hero Initiative, a nonprofit that assists comic book creators in need.