Dennis Owens has been named the new President of Fresh Ideas. Owens joined the company in 2006 and has served in many roles including Chief Operating Officer, Director of Operations, Regional Manager and Dining Services Director at Southwest Baptist University. Spending most of his life in food service, Owens has a contagious passion for the industry. “We are so blessed to have such a dedicated and knowledgeable team at Fresh Ideas. It’s the people that make Fresh Ideas a leader in the dining services industry.” Owens has been involved in the transformation of the company by increasing revenue, implementing new programs, decreasing turnover, and expanding into new markets. Fresh Ideas is the first company in the U.S. to use a new technology in their FreshX platform which enables students to use a “Pay with a Selfie” mobile payment technology that allows for hand-free payments. Fresh Ideas is committed to improving the dining experience for students. Their programs deliver great food, variety, creativity, high value, student satisfaction, proactive engagement and focus on making food fun. “I am proud to be leading a company that really cares about each one of our accounts. We strive to partner with our clients to help them reach their goals and by doing that we have never lost a higher education client,” says Owens. Owens and his team will focus on using technology, creative culinary ideas and their love of food to continually change and meet the need of their clients.