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With the planned retirement next year of Frank Gambino, who has successfully grown Western Michigan University's excellent food marketing program - especially its annual Food Marketing Conference - the university has hired Dr. Russell J. Zwanka to join the faculty.

Zwanka currently teaches Marketing Research, Food Retailing, and Marketing Principles at Siena College in Loudonville, New York.  Previously, he formed and operated the Food Marketing Track at the School of Business at State University of New York at New Paltz, where he built the curriculum for  Category Management and Food Retail Management, while also teaching Marketing Principles, Sales Management, and Marketing Strategy.
KC's View:
Two things here.

First, my friend Frank Gambino is way too young to retire. Way. Too. Young.

Second, if he is going to retire, WMU has made an excellent decision to hire my friend Russell Zwanka, who brings a lot of passion and intensity to his classes. (I've been privileged to guest lecture in his class at both SUNY and Siena, and in fact will be making a return appearance at the latter next week.) I assume that Russell will end up running WMU's food marketing program, and that's a good move for both of them.