CSIFT Leadership Team

The Chicago Section Leadership team is comprised of volunteers from the Chicago area who serve as Officers and the Executive Committee as well as lead our many committees. Section Officers are elected annually by the membership in February-March and serve from September 1st of the current year through August 31st of the following year. The work of the Section is dependent upon our committees and each member’s contribution and participation on a committee contributes to the success of our Section. Join our Leadership Team - Get Involved Today!

2019-2020 Officers and Chairpersons:
Section Officers
name | company:

Chair:
Jenn Farrell
PepsiCo
Chair-Elect:
Courtney Hayes
Griffith Foods
Past Chair:
Mike Carson
OSI Group
Secretary:
Upasana Hariram
Mérieux NutriSciences
Treasurer:
John Budin
FONA

If you are interested in joining a committee, contact BusinessOffice@ChicagoIFT.org
Executive Committee Members
company | term exp:

Samantha Gardiner
Griffith Foods
8/31/2021
Brinda Govindarajan
Tate & Lyle
8/31/2022
Ali Halalipour
ADM
8/31/2022
Theresa Lei
Conagra Brands
8/31/2021
James Nasella
Tate & Lyle
8/31/2021
Katie Potthoff
Kent Precision Food Group
8/31/2021
Julia Skrebneva
BioMerieux Inc
8/31/2022
Karl Smithback
Glanbia
8/31/2022
Lisa Sprang
Griffith Foods
8/31/2020
Joe Stout
The Chicago Food Guy
8/31/2020
Deepa Thakar
8/31/2020

Megan Tira
Newly Weds Foods
8/31/2020
Committee Chairs
name | company:

Auditing
Debbie Schodrof
Crowe Horwath
Awards/Nominating
Mike Carson
OSI Group
Employment/Career Center
Keith Schafer
Power Packaging (A DHL Company)
Finance
Chris Bigall
Canadian Consulate
Golf Outing
Mike Hosler
Mission Flavors
&
John Fenstermacher
Roquette
Hospitality
Barbara Schmitt
CTI Foods
Host Section Activities
Linda Perucca
House
Lisa Ruhland
Newly Weds Foods
Long-Range Plan
Theresa Lei
Conagra Brands
Marketing
Brittany Pelka
SpringUSA
Committee Chairs
(continued)

Membership
Courtney Hayes
Griffith Foods
&
Upasana Hariram
Mérieux NutriSciences
New Professionals
Bridget McClatchey
Kraft Heinz Company
&
Megan Tira
Newly Weds Foods
Professional Development
Elieke Kearns
PepsiCo (KeVita & The Hive)
&
Breanna M. McArthur
TreeHouse Foods
Program
Courtney Hayes
Griffith Foods
Sergeant-at-Arms
Open
Sponsorship
Mike Gough
Simply Sweeteners and Ingredients
Student Task Force
Open
Suppliers' Expo
Jim Anderson
Futura Ingredients
Tanner Lecture
John Budin
FONA
&
Mike Carson
OSI Group
 


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