The mission of the Denver Concessionaires Association (DCA) is to promote and enhance the positive experience at Denver International Airport and to increase the comfort and convenience for the traveling public. The DCA strives to promote the Airport, the City and the region. The DCA is committed to increased communication and collaborative partnerships with Denver International Airport. With a unified voice, the DCA is dedicated to protecting the diverse atmosphere that has made the Concessions program at the Denver International Airport one of the best in the world.
The Denver Concessionaires Association (DCA) was formed in September 2002 by Concessionaires doing business at Denver International Airport who understood the need to create a single voice to represent the collective interests of the individual concessions.
MEET THE DCA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dennis Deslongchamp is the President of the Denver Concessionaires Association and has served on the board since 2014. He also serves on the Joint Marketing Fund committee. Dennis is the President of Airport Hospitality Services, LLC. AHS is the ACDBE partner in multiple locations at DEN including La Casita, Elways, Villa Pizza and XpresSpa. He started at DEN in 1994 as the General Manager of Aviator’s Club and then as Vice President of Skyport Development Company before starting AHS. Dennis is a Colorado native.
Mike De la Rosa is the Vice President of the Denver Concessionaires Association and has served on the board since 2014. He is a Denver native and long-time restaurant owner. Mike has served as Managing Partner of Jardel Enterprises, Inc., a family-owned business that operates 4 Burger King restaurants in the Denver area. Jardel’s Burger King in the Jeppesen Terminal was the first concession to open at DEN. Mike is the President of Delarosa Restaurant Concepts, Inc., an ACDBE certified firm. DRC is partners with Concessions International on the Chick-fil-A restaurant and on three Dazbog Coffee locations throughout the airport. Mike studied Business Administration at the University of Southern California and completed his MBA at UCLA.
Colleen Forst is the Treasurer/Secretary of the Denver Concessionaires Association Board. She started up Trugoy in 1986 and serves as the President. Trugoy, Inc. dba TCBY currently operates two yogurt stores at DEN, which have been in operation since the airport opened in 1995. She earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado.
Leonard Crayton is former Vice President of Denver Concessionaires Association and has served on the board multiple time and is also on the Joint Marketing Fund Committee. Leonard is the Managing Partner for Concessions International where he oversee several brands to include the Panda Expresses, Chick Fil A ,Dazbog and others, he started his airport career at Stapleton Airport and moved over to DEN in 1995 where he began his management career. He has worked at other airports over the years Atlanta and Miami where he served as General Manager before returning to DEN in 2011 and has been with Concessions International for 23 years. He is a Denver native and earned his Associates degree from Colorado Mesa University formerly Mesa State College.
Maritza Job was elected to the Denver Concessionaires Association Board in 2017. She is the Vice President of Operations and the Chief Compliance Officer at World Wide Money Exchange. Maritza oversees the daily operations of the three locations within Denver International Airport, and two locations within San Jose International Airport. As Chief Compliance Officer, she is also responsible for ensuring that World Wide Money Exchange is in compliance with all Federal regulations required of a Money Service Business. Maritza holds two MBA’s in Operations Management and Marketing, as well as undergraduate degrees in Communication Studies and Business Administration.
Michael McGloin was elected to the Denver Concessionaires Association Board in 2017. He is the Vice President of the Corporate Operations Quiznos Corporation. Michael has over 21 years of airport experience in the food industry. He holds both a Hospitality and Culinary degree from the Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology.
Kathleen Schafer was elected to the Denver Concessionaires Association Board in 2017. She serves as Vice President at Mission Yogurt, Inc., a top Denver-based restaurateur and airport concessionaire. In this role, Kathleen manages all aspects of the business, ranging from company infrastructure, new business planning and development, daily operations, manager development and training, human resources, business analysis, banking and accounting relationships, marketing and promotions, and driving sales growth. Kathleen started her career at Mission Yogurt, Inc. nine years ago as the General Manager of Que Bueno! Mexican Grille/Ultra Sheer Nightclub, one of the company’s largest and most successful concepts. Kathleen is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound, with a BA in Politics and Government, and a minor in Spanish.