We have monthly meetings September to May at various venues of interest. The meetings provide time for networking, presentations by guest speakers and dinner. View Presentation materials from our meetings by clicking on the Presentations selection to the left.
Speaker Bio: Mary Christ-Erwin leads Porter Novelli's food issues and policy work. Her experience in issues and product and organizational positioning has been integral to clients ranging from The Walt Disney Corporation to the Florida Department of Citrus.
Navigating today's food landscapes requipres significant insight into current and emerging consumer, business and policy trends. Translation of science and the challenges and opportunities inherent in today's food conversation into influencer and consumer communications is a hallmark of Mary's work.
A frequent speaker on development and communication of food-related messages, Mary is an advisor to the annual Consumer Federation of America Food Policy Conference. She is a member of the IFT, ASN and in 2009, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics granted Mary the highest honor for non-members -- honorary membership in the Academy - in recognition of her contribution to advancing the profession and was named to the Board of the Academy Foundation in 2012.
Speaker: Richard LeBoucher - R&D Director, Puratos Corporation. Speaker Bio: Master of Biochemistry applied to Bakery science.
Started with Puratos in France in 1994 as R&D. Was in charge of R&D for Puratos France for 8 years.
Moved to the US in 2002 to lead the Bread R&D Group before taking over the whole R&D group.
Moved to our West Coast facility in 2011 with the mission to build an R&D pole.
Main expertise is on bread and in particular on the technologies related to improvers/dough conditioners.
Specialty is enzyme technologies and how to use them to deliver specific attributes in bread. Contact Details:email@example.com
Presenter: Grant Prentice, Director of Strategic Insights, Food Minds LLC Presented: The Changing Psychology of Food Marketing – How Food Values are Affecting Marketing Content and Consumer Decisions Bio:
Grant Prentice is a Senior Vice President and Director of the Strategic Insights practice at FoodMinds. FoodMinds provides consulting and communications services specializing in harnessing science, public affairs, food values and communications to meet business and public health objectives. Grant specializes in strategic marketing and market research and has extensive experience in building marketing and issues management programs that utilize nutrition and agricultural science-based intellectual property. Contact Details:firstname.lastname@example.org