CHART Announces New Alliance Partnership with GLEAM

Members Gain Access to Signature Mentor Program This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ, August 22, 2023 – CHART is pleased to announce a new partnership with GLEAM Network, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to the development of leaders in the restaurant/foodservice industry. CHART Members have the opportunity to sign up for the Fall 2023 Cohort of GLEAM’s signature Mentor Program, to be either a volunteer Mentor or a participating Mentee.


The Mentor Program for Emerging Leaders and Emerging Executives is a 6-month, structured 1:1 Mentor Program pairing deeply experienced industry leaders who volunteer their time with leaders seeking development. The program also features a Behavioral Assessment courtesy of DreamSmart Academy, access to small group Learning Circles, and access to advanced leadership content, community, and communication through the Wisdom Share® mentoring technology platform.

“We are thrilled to partner with CHART, an organization that shares our commitment to providing access to leadership development for their restaurant, foodservice, and lodging company members. Since GLEAM was started during the height of the pandemic, our all-volunteer team has served hundreds of committed professionals in our great industry with GLEAM’s signature 1:1 Mentor Programs, our new Career Advancement Program, and our small group Learning Circles. We are grateful that we have some CHART members who have previously participated as mentees, or graciously offered their time as volunteer mentors; we look forward to this alliance partnership as a way of serving and supporting many more CHART members,” said Sheri Miksa, GLEAM Board Member and Mentor Programs Leader.

Registration is now open for the Fall Mentor Program cohort – which kicks off late September/early October - at

Fees: Mentees are $75.00 for Emerging Leader Mentees (above unit-level managers and Support Center or Corporate Office managers) or $150 for Emerging Executive & Executive Mentees (Directors and above).

Contact: Lisa Marovec, 312.405.2634,

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 CHART (, a non-profit professional association founded in 1970, is the leading resource for the development and advancement of hospitality training professionals and their organizations. With more than 500 members from more than 350 restaurant, foodservice, and lodging companies, CHART represents a workforce of almost three million. CHART includes all facets of hospitality training, learning, and performance professionals; from entry level to senior executive. CHART’s mission is to develop hospitality training professionals to improve performance through access to networks, education, and resources. Follow CHART on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter at @CHARTtrainers.

 GLEAM’s mission is to provide access to mentoring and leadership development for foodservice professionals, enabling them to achieve their full career potential. GLEAM’s signature programs support individuals from Hourly Team Members (Career Acceleration Program) to Emerging Leaders and Executives (Mentor Program) desiring to move ahead in their Industry careers. GLEAM Network, is an all-volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit, which was founded in 2020, in response to the challenges faced for our Industry, as a result of the pandemic.