Larry Lynch (Extension 701)
Larry Lynch is a life-long “foody” but just as important, he is passionate about two things: business and associations. It’s why he took over the reins of the United States Personal Chef Association in 2010. The good news is that Larry is much better in the office than in the kitchen!
Larry has been leading associations for over 30 years (not including a 10-year break where he worked as Director of Disney Institute). Larry’s association experience is quite expansive and includes organizations as varied as packaging manufacturers, CPAs and veterinarians. But they all had one thing in common: smaller businesses in competitive environments who succeeded more by what they did together through their respective association than anything they did alone.
Larry is a long-time self-proclaimed geek and early adopter of technology, so don’t be surprised when you meet him if he’s sporting the new Apple Watch! All of that ties nicely to his love for professional development and making sure members have the tools they need to succeed in their own businesses. He loves competition and admits to watching more than a few food-related television shows. It ties nicely to his goal to convert a certain Food Network producer/executive into a personal chef raving fan!
When you don’t find Larry in the office or in an airplane heading to some far-off nation (and that’s ANOTHER whole story), you’ll either find him on one of Florida’s pristine beaches basking in the sun or with his kayak and surfboard waiting for calm seas or waves respectively. If that doesn’t work, then its biking. And its not just the bicycle but its lots of time and mileage tooling around on his Harley Davidson.
But if you ask Larry about his greatest food memories, it was the incredible culinary programs that were a highlight of Disney Institute that included the best of food and wine. You can see it in all the passion for USPCA and the association’s awesome members.
Robert Lynch (Extension 702)
After growing up in Central Florida, I attended Saint Leo University ’07 – BA in Business Administration (the Harvard of the South).
My favorite food is and will most likely always be ice cream. My favorite recipe is for Turducken; the intricacies of the recipe blow me away (along with the finished product).
On my time away from the office I enjoy trying new foods, car & motorcycle shows, and my therapeutic time working out (whether enjoying the wonderful Florida weather or at the gym).
Angela Prather (Extension 705)
Membership and Partnership Manager
Angela is one of a kind it is often said. She prefers to believe this is a compliment at all times. Angela has several passions; among those are her children, veterans, and a deep passion for helping small businesses succeed, whether it’s working with those businesses directly consulting or via associations striving to assist their member businesses.
A natural salesperson with an uncanny ability to tap dance, she enjoys bringing new members aboard to take their business to the next level and forming mutually beneficial partnerships with companies in the industry. Whether that is in her roles as Membership and Partnership Manger with USPCA or in her own consulting firm, she thrives on finding creative ways to impact businesses bottom line to ensure their continued success.
In her free time, Angela is on the board and volunteers for several military based non-profits working with veterans and their families. A US Navy Veteran and mother of a US Marine, she knows the value of giving back especially to those who have served and their families.
Interested in becoming a member, partnering with USPCA or have an idea to share, give her a call (800) 995-2138 x705
Vince Likar (Extension 700)
Director of Member Service and Chapter Relations
Vince worked in the food service industry for 17 years before becoming a part of the United States Personal Chef Association.
He received culinary training at the Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute. He worked for the Marriott and Doubletree Hotels and opened a series of local restaurants before moving to Café Oceana as Executive Chef.
During his service there, the restaurant was voted “Best Seafood restaurant in Albuquerque for 3 successive years. Vince became the corporate chef overseeing the Café Oceana and its two sister restaurants.
Vince joined USPCA in 1995 as the chef for Personally Yours Personal Chef Service. In 1998 he took over as the USPCA Director of Training. In 1999 the U.S. Air Force contracted Vince to serve as an instructor for the Air Force Diplomatic Fleet Flight Attendants at Andrews AFB.
Vince was named National Director of USPCA in 2005 and Executive Director in 2009. Vince is currently the Director of Member Service and Chapter Relations.
Vince is married to his lovely wife Marcy and has a teenage son, Jared.
Dan Chancellor (Extension 703)
Dan Chancellor doesn’t know much about cooking or preparing meals, but he more than makes up for it with his willingness to eat any and all food made for him. He also has first-hand experience with food safety rules and regulations from his time with the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (and his multiple part-time jobs in the food industry growing up).
Dan has a passion for organizing, for creating, and for supporting team members and association members alike. While his focus is on marketing now, it hasn’t always been that way. Dan has worked as an office manager, a teacher, and a coordinator for a closed captioning company (and he is trained as a stenographer as well).
He loves technology, board games, the Philadelphia Eagles, and planning for and attending USPCA’s national conference. The conference allows him to put faces to the names of membership and connect with chefs from around the country. (Not to mention, the chance to taste all of the food from the incredible cooking classes that happen every year.)
Dan lives in Orlando with his wife Jamie and his elementary age son Elijah.