A

Nelia Alamo
Vice President of Communications
Renaissance Food Group
Austin Allan
Director of Marketing
Ark Foods
Angela Anandappa, Ph. D
Executive Director
Alliance for Advanced Sanitation and University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Felice Arboisiere
Produce Manager and Corporate Microbiologist
Taco Bell
CarrieAnn Arias
Vice President of Marketing
Naturipe Farms, LLC

B

Samir Balile, PharmD
Clinical Program Specialist
Giant Food
Michael Becher, CPA
Vice President
Industry Insights
Casey Benedict
CEO
Kitchen Play
Grant Beringer
Vice President, Americas Technology Center
Swisslog
Jan Berk
COO
San Miguel Produce, Inc.
Chadwick Boyd
Food & Lifestyle Expert, TV Host & Brand Consultant
L&D Enterprises, Inc.
Maru Braemer
Director of Berry Operations
Sun Belle, Inc.
Falon Brawley
Director of Marketing and Business Development
Onions 52
Donna Lynn Browne
Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility
Naturipe Farms, LLC
Andrew Burdock
Chief Commercial Officer
Aerobotics
Bob Burrows
CEO & Founder
Chainvu

C

Kim Camp
Manager, Marketing Communications and Learning Center Programs
Hillphoenix
John Carkoski
Chief Operating Officer
J&J Distributing
Nirvana Chapman
Senior Account Manager
Datassential
Jerry Clark
Produce Manager
The Fresh Market
Chef Brian Clevenger
Owner
General Harvest Restaurants
Chef Lance Cook, CEC, CCA, WCEC, CFBE, FSM
Executive Chef
Hammock Dunes Club
Greg Corrigan
Sr. Director of Produce & Floral
Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Greg Corsaro
President
Indianapolis Fruit Company, Inc.
Valda Coryat
Director of Marketing
National Mango Board
Cassie Crone
Produce Manager
North State

D

Barb Dan
Senior Vice President, Innovation
Dole Fresh Vegetables
DeAnn Davis
VP, Quality & Food Safety
Church Brothers Farms
John de la Parra, Ph.D
Research Lead, Open Agriculture Inititative
MIT Media Lab
Mark DeAngelis
Principal Produce
IRI
Tyler Deutsch
SVP of Sales
Produce Alliance
David Durkin
Principal
OFW Law
Natalie Dyenson
Vice President, Food Safety & Quality
Dole Food Company, Inc.

E

Jacquie Ediger
Executive VP
Pro Citrus Network, Inc.
Bahige El-Rayes
Partner
A.T. Kearney
Cheryl Enlow
Vice President of Quality Assurance & Food Safety
Renaissanve Food Group

F

Randy Frederick
Director of Sales and Business Development
Crop One Holdings, Inc.

G

Adam Gamble
President
Russ Davis Wholesale, Inc.
Rich Gonzales
Vice President of Global Produce Sourcing
Walmart
Brandon Gottsacker
President
Superior Fresh
Jillian Griffith, MSPH, RDN, LDN
In-Store Nutritionist
Giant Food
Rudi Groppe
President
Heinzen Manufacturing International
Robert Guenther
Senior Vice President of Public Policy
United Fresh Produce Association
John Gurrisi
Director of Food Safety & Product Quality
Fresh Express, Inc.

H

Carla Hall
American Chef, TV Personality and Best-selling Author
Melanie Hansche
Deputy Editor
Food & Wine Magazine
Andrew Hare
Founder and GM
Vertical Roots
Kristen Hartke
Food Writer
Washington Post/NPR The Salt
Dayle Hayes, MS, RD
President
Nutrition for the Future
Chef Lesa Holford
Corporate Executive Chef
The Ohio State University
Janice Honigberg
President & Founder
Sun Belle, Inc.
Chef Brandon Hudson
Corporate Chef
Jason's Deli
Henry Hutcheson
President
Family Business USA
Erin Hutchison
Director, Supply Chain Relations
United Fresh Produce Association

I

Kari Irvin, MS
CORE Deputy Director
FDA

K

Stefan Kalb
Co-Founder and CEO
Shelf Engine
Chris Keany
National Sales Executive
Keany Produce Company
Lianna Kelly
Food Safety Director
Markon
Charles Kirby
CEO
Dynium Robot
Nate Klingler
VP of Business Development
Living Green Farms
Dr. Kathiravan Krishnamuthy
Assistant Professor
Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
Amy Kull
Founder
Marin Restorative, a Communications Consultancy

L

Paul Lightfoot
CEO
BrightFarms
Nelson Longenecker
Vice President, Business Innovation
Four Seasons Family of Companies

M

Dan'l Mackey Almy
President and CEO
DMA Solutions, Inc.
Karina Magallon
Director of Operations
San Miguel Produce, Inc.
Drew McDonald
VP Quality & Food Safety
Taylor Farms, Inc.
Jennifer McEntire
Vice President, Food Safety & Technology
United Fresh Produce Association
Mike McGee
Vice President, Finance
L&M Companies
Melissa Melshenker Ackerman
President
Produce Alliance
Greg Miller
Produce Manager
Raley's Family of Fine Stores
Tony Mitchell
VP of Sales and Business Development
Vision Import Group
Martha Montoya
Founder
AGTools
Lamar Moore
Partner & Executive Chef
The Swill Inn
Mimi Mostofi
Personal Chef
Friend That Cooks
Michael Muzyk
President
Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.

O

Marc Oshima
Chief Marketing Officer
AeroFarms
Lisa Overman
Director of Marketing
Dole Food Company

P

Nicholas Pasculli
TMD Creative
Amy Philpott
Vice President
Watson/Green LLC
Claudia Pizarro-Villalobos
Director, Marketing and Culinary
D'Arrigo California
Niko Polvinen
COO
Logmore
Abby Prior
Vice President of Marketing
BrightFarms, Inc
Chris Pruneda
Chief Marketing Officer
Cece's Veggie Co.
Debra Puchalla
Senior Vice President, Digital Programming & Video
Food Network, Genius Kitchen & Cooking Channel for Discovery
Viraj Puri
CEO
Gotham Greens

Q

Chef Jeffrey Quasha
Corporate Executive R&D Chef
b

R

Mark Rice
Program Director
Hansen-Rice, Inc.
Al Rivero
Giant Landover
David Robidoux
Founder
Weathermelon
James Rogers
CEO
Apeel Sciences
Peter Rosenberg
Director of Operations Support
Texas Roadhouse
Matt Roy
Senior Director, Produce
US Foods

S

Shane Sampels
Senior Director, Produce Quality Assurance
Sysco Corporation
Brad Saylor
Regional Chef
Historic Landmark State Street Macy's and Water Tower Place
Zoe Schor
Chef
Split-Rail
Jonny Shannon
CEO
Ripetime
Nico Shaut
Technical Sales & Service
Next Generation Films
Natalie Shuman
Director of Industry Marketing
Apeel Sciences
Lauren Shweder Biel
Executive Director and Co-Founder
DC Greens
Leslie Simmons
Vice President
Dave's Specialty Imports, Inc.
Kevin Sprague
Designer
Hillphoenix Design Center
Chef Michael Stebner
Director of Culinary Experience
sweetgreen
Nathan Stornetta
Executive Recruiter - Client Relations
Produce Careers

T

Charlie Tavacol
Produce Manager
Giant
Roman Teig
Produce Manager
Hy-Vee
Jonna Thomas
Food Scientist
Subway
Mary Thompson
CEO
Bonduelle Fresh Americas/Ready Pac Foods
Luis Trujilo
Sales Manager
Hoogendoorn America, Inc.

W

Chef Allan Wambaa
Executive Chef PCIII,CEC, pacificwild Catering
Oregon Convention Center
Steve Warshawer
Food Safety and Value Chain Technical Advisor
Wallace Center at Winrock International
Bertrand Weber
Director of Culinary & Wellness Services
Minneapolis Public Schools
Nadine Williams
Director of Marketing
Shenandoah Growers
Ian Williams, Ph.D, MS
Chief, Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch
Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
britt Woodall
Produce Manager
Fred Meyer
Mackenzie Wortham
Account Director
DMA Solutions, Inc.

Z

Amalia Zimmerman-Lommel
Director of Social Responsibility
GoodFarms