Fred Seegal Named Chair of James Beard Foundation’s Board of Trustees

June 22, 2017

The James Beard Foundation Elects New Board Chair

~ Frederic M. Seegal, veteran of numerous nonprofit boards, succeeds Emily Luchetti ~

Susan Ungaro, President of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), announced today that Frederic M. Seegal, a Senior Advisor at Peter J. Solomon Company, has been elected as Chair of the nonprofit’s Board of Trustees. Seegal, who has been on the JBF board for a decade including the last five years as Vice Chair, will assume the role from Emily Luchetti, effective immediately.

Luchetti, a two-time James Beard Award–winning pastry chef and Chief Pastry Officer for Big Night Restaurant Group,