With the passing of Mike Fryer comes the passing of the torch of his leadership as head of this publication. We are grateful that his daughter, Juanita “Michi” Fryer, has agreed to take on his role as Publisher. In her new role, she will be involved with the business side of the magazine, as well as working closely with Editorial Director Bob Barnes and Creative Director Juanita Aiello in making decisions that will keep The Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional moving forward in a way that would make Mike proud. In commenting on her new role, Michi said, “I am honored and excited to start this journey with everyone in the magazine. My father loved this magazine as though it was his third child. I will do my best to follow through with the same passion my father brought, but also bringing in a new generational feel.”