Mona Milius, MBA Senior Principal
Mona is one of the most respected figures within the foodservice segment of higher education. Prior to joining Bakergroup, she served as Director of Dining Services at the University of Northern Iowa, also her alma mater, for over two decades. Her accomplishments there were numerous and nationally recognized.
Mona has previously served as President of the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS). She also served on many national committees, helping to develop the Association’s current strategic plan, and has been a featured presenter on topics such as benchmarking, menu development, financial management, and more.
James W. Sukenik, FCSI President & Principal
Jim possesses over two decades of outstanding foodservice and design experience. He approaches the challenges unique to every facility with the talent, creativity and confidence necessary to take garden variety kitchen, dining and servery environments to the next level of fad-resistant, site-specific sensibility and sophistication.
As a graduate of Michigan State University’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management program, Jim has spent his entire career in some form of foodservice. He is an award-winning designer who is renowned for the uniquely thoughtful and thorough planning and design that has been the hallmark of Bakergroup’s successful project work since 1984.
Jim and Mona are supported by an exemplary staff consisting of project managers, engineers, LEED® Accredited Professionals, designers, and marketing and administrative personnel. While every Bakergroup project is led by at least one of the principals, it is the principal/staff collaboration that drives success and desirable outcomes.