Jill Ostaszewski began working in the hospitality industry while attending high school in Newport, Rhode Island. She was employed at The Black Pearl Restaurant and as also as assistant innkeeper at a local bed and breakfast. From early on, Jill developed skills in managing finances, organizing events, and networking.
Upon graduating from Russell Sage College, Jill moved to New York City, where she soon began working at Minners Designs, Inc., a leading representative in tabletop for the foodservice industry. Jill’s 25 years at Minners gave her experience with accounting, logistics, customer service, sales, and showroom management.
While at Minners, she became executive secretary of the Partridge-Invitation Scholarship Foundation, Inc., an organization whose mission is to raise scholarship funds for institutions that provide training for students pursuing careers in the hospitality industry. She has held that position since 2003.
Jill joined The Food and Beverage Association of America in 2014 as the gala chairperson, a position she continued for the 2015 gala. Jill assumed her current position as executive director of the Food & Beverage Association in June 2014.
A dedication to raising scholarship funds for deserving students led to Jill’s involvement with the fundraising committee of her alma mater. In this capacity, she works with a team who regularly contributes to exceeding annual fundraising goals. She is also involved with the New York City chapter of the Russell Sage Alumnae Association.
In 2015 Jill brought her background in accounting and member management to her position in the accounting department of The Princeton Club of New York.
Jill currently resides in Astoria, New York, with her husband Mark.