As the third generation to take the helm of ASK Foods, Wendie DiMatteo has boldly lead the company’s expansion during the past decades. Exercising her inexhaustible passion for the food business, ASK Foods has burgeoned in its product growth, geographical reach, and production capacity. The all-natural, prepared foods manufacturer, currently produces over 300 fresh and frozen products in two USDA-certified production facilities.
ASK Foods’ food portfolio of deli salads, desserts, soups, entrees and side dishes is now distributed into 25 states.
As Chief Executive Officer, Wendie oversees the management divisions of the company and coordinates ASK’s strategic long range planning. Her forward-thinking vision continues to drive key account acquisitions and the company’s private label, proprietary and custom manufacturing operation.
In 2006, Wendie was appointed by Governor Ridge and Rendall to serve on the Board of Directors of “Team Pennsylvania”, a statewide private and public partnership formed to encourage and develop economic strategies for Pennsylvania. She championed this opportunity as Co-Chair with Governor Rendall.
Prior to her “Team Pennsylvania” political appointment, Wendie served as Secretary on Pennsylvania’s Board of Directors for the Ben Franklin Partnership, where she provided oversight for PA’s Industrial Resource Centers and the Ben Franklin Program.
Wendie is an active Board Member of the Mt. Gretna Theatre and champions the causes of the Junior Achievement and the United Way Pace Setters. She sits on the Board of Trustees at Lebanon Valley College, a four-year private Liberal Arts College in Annville, PA. She is currently serving on its Executive Committee and chairs its Trusteeship Committee.
In addition, Wendy is a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Lebanon Division of Fulton Bank.
She received the “Women of Distinction Award” from the Penn Laurel Girl Scout Council and in 1997, was chosen as one of “Pennsylvania’s 50 Best Women in Business” by the Department of Community and Economic Development and the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal. In 2004, Wendie received the Leadership Award from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.Wendie and her husband, Steven, a corporate attorney and Vice President Corporate Governance for The Hershey Company, reside with their son, Chris, and two active dogs, Tony & Andy, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.