General Session Speaker

Hugh Roth

Senior Vice President, Chief Customer and Business Development Officer
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PepsiCo Global Foodservice Division

Hugh is a 30+ year veteran of the food service, consumer packaged goods and services industries and joined PepsiCo in 2013.  He has held various senior sales, marketing and general management positions with PepsiCo, ARYZTA / Otis Spunkmeyer, The Coca-Cola Company and American Express. 

Hugh is currently responsible for the strategic business development of PepsiCo’s largest current and prospective national and Global Foodservice chain customers.  Under his leadership, Hugh’s team leverages the best of PepsiCo to bring insights-driven innovation, breakthrough experiential marketing programs, and a diverse food and beverage portfolio led by Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Lipton Iced Tea, Starbucks, Lay’s, Doritos, Gatorade, Quaker and Tropicana, to help PepsiCo’s customers differentiate themselves in the market, drive revenue and profit growth, and create consumer loyalty.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The Pennsylvania State University and has received Alumnae Fellow and Alumni of the Year honors. 

He currently serves on the Executive Committee and is past Chairman of the board of directors of the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association where he was honored with the William J. Tobin and Key Awards, is a member of the Industry Advisory Board of Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management, and an advisor to numerous small and medium sized companies in the consumer-packaged goods and services industries.

Hugh and his wife Amy reside in Atlanta, Georgia, and are proud parents of daughters Brittany and Katelyn.