Alisha Gulden

Vice President of Sales

ServSafe International



Alisha Gulden has been a trusted advisor for training and certification products for the general food service industry for over a decade. During this time Gulden has created and implemented risk management solutions focusing on food safety and responsible alcohol service for business partners; large global national and regional food service brands, partner associations, suppliers, health departments, liquor control commissions, and independent trainers. Recognized in the industry for her marketing and sales expertise, Gulden is known for her professional presentation and personable nature.

Gulden currently serves as the Vice President of Sales for the National Restaurant Association (Association); for brands including ServSafe, ServSafe Workplace, ServSuccess, a new career-laddering program for the restaurant industry, and American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, where she manages major accounts, and raises the bar for performance and customer service. Prior to joining the Association in 2006, Gulden spent 5 years running branding and logo development initiatives and sales for computer-based control systems at Trane Co.

In addition to her professional achievements, Gulden is active in industry professional organizations, offering her expertise, serving on conference design teams and various scholarship fundraising committees.

Gulden received her BA in Business Economics and Spanish and a minor in Accounting from South Dakota State University.



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