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!

2018-2019 Officers and Chairpersons:
Section Officers
name | company:

Chair:
Mike Carson
OSI Group
Chair-Elect:
Jenn Farrell
PepsiCo
Past Chair:
Ivonne Litwin
Mérieux NutriSciences
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:

Anisa Bassi
Vestis Group
8/31/2019
Samantha Gardiner
Griffith Foods
8/31/2021
Megan Tira
Newly Weds Foods
8/31/2020
Courtney Hayes
Griffith Foods
8/31/2021
Theresa Lei
Conagra Foods
8/31/2019
James Nasella
Tate & Lyle
8/31/2021
Linda Perucca
8/31/2019

Katie Potthoff
Kent Precision Food Group
8/31/2021
Lisa Sprang
Griffith Foods
8/31/2020
Joe Stout
The Chicago Food Guy
8/31/2020
Deepa Thakar
8/31/2020

Mike Wanous
Roquette America, Inc.
8/31/2019
Committee Chairs
name | company:

Auditing
Debbie Schodrof
Crowe Horwath
Awards/Nominating
Ivonne Litwin
Mérieux NutriSciences
Employment/Career Center
Keith Schafer
Power Packaging (A DHL Company)
Finance
Chris Bigall
Canadian Consulate
Golf Outing
Mike Hosler
Mission Flavors
&
John Fenstermacher
Roquette
Historian
Open
Hospitality
Barbara Schmitt
CTI Foods
Host Section Activities
Open
House
Samantha Gardiner
Griffith Foods
Long-Range Plan
Theresa Lei
Conagra Foods
Marketing
Anisa Bassi
Vestis Group
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 Demmer
RXBAR
Program
Jenn Farrell
PepsiCo
Scholarship
Sarah Osterbur
Tate and Lyle
Sergeant-at-Arms
Open
Sponsorship
Mike Gough
Simply Sweeteners and Ingredients
Student Task Force
Open
Suppliers' Night
Jim Anderson
Camlin Fine Sciences
Tanner Lecture
John Budin
FONA
Technical Sessions
Maureen Oskielunas
Kraft Heinz Company
 


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