Professional Development Committee

Grow Professionally

The Chicago Section IFT Professional Development Committee organizes two types of events throughout the year; Technical Events, which provide targeted content valuable for professionals in the food industry and General Career Guidance Events that offer professional development opportunities that every business professional can learn from, not necessarily specific to food science. We have monthly update calls that last about 30min for our team to connect, regroup, and divide up work.

Current Members:
  • Alifia Merchant
  • Breanna McArthur
  • Eliana Pinilla Ryhal
  • Elieke Kearns
  • Jenn Farrell
  • Jenna Mills
  • Kristy Du
  • Leann Barden
  • Lisa Sprang
  • Nicole Augoustatos
  • Rajesh Potineni
  • Shawn Gebhardt
  • Subinuer Yilixiati

If you are interested in joining our team to help plan and execute engaging educational sessions please e-mail Elieke Kearns. We would love to have you!

Elieke Demmer Kearns PhD, RD
Chair, Professional Development Committee
R&D Principal Scientist - Nutrition Sciences, PepsiCo
Phone: 312-821-2394
elieke.kearns@pepsico.com
Professional Development Activities
Job Listings

> Click here to find or Post a Job
Company: Griffith Foods Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Senior Food Scientist posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: December 18th, 2019
Company: Griffith Foods Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Customer Service Representative posted in Other
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: December 18th, 2019
Company: Griffith Foods Inc.
Type: Internship
Job: Protein Sales Support Intern posted in Sales
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: December 18th, 2019
Company: Griffith Foods Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Director of Marketing posted in Marketing
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: December 18th, 2019
Company: Griffith Foods Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Account Director-Snacks posted in Sales
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: December 18th, 2019
Company: Deko international Co., Ltd.
Type: Full Time
Job: Purchaser posted in Other
Location: ST. LOUIS, MO
Available until: December 6th, 2019
Company: Deko international Co., Ltd.
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales Manager posted in Sales
Location: ST. LOUIS, MO
Available until: December 6th, 2019
Company: Aerotek Scientific
Type: Full Time
Job: Confectionery Applications Technologist posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Northern Suburbs, IL
Available until: December 3rd, 2019
Company: Aerotek Scientific
Type: Full Time
Job: Quality Compliance Specialist posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Northern Suburbs, IL
Available until: December 2nd, 2019
Company: Skidmore Sales & Distributing
Type: Full Time
Job: Regional Account Manager posted in Sales
Location: Chicago
Available until: November 29th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Microbiology Supervisor posted in Management
Location: Melville, NY
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Entomologist posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Melville, NY
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Microbiology Supervisor posted in Management
Location: Buena Park, CA
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Microbiology Manager posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Buena Park, CA
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Business Development Manager posted in Sales
Location: Buena Park, CA
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Laboratory Director posted in Management
Location: Buena Park, CA
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Administrative Services Manager posted in Management
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: BCFoods, Inc.
Type: Full Time
Job: Sales Manager - Midwest posted in Sales
Location: Chicago
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Microbiology Supervisor posted in Management
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Certified Laboratories
Type: Full Time
Job: Contract Research Associate posted in Food Safety
Location: Aurora, IL
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Miller Resource Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Quality Control Manager- Citrus posted in Regulatory
Location: Lakeland, FL
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Miller Resource Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Coffee & Tea Extraction Manager posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Lakeland, FL
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Miller Resource Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Scientist 1 Process Development- Glassware Synthesis posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Gurnee, IL
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: BioMérieux
Type: Internship
Job: Food Science Marketing Intern posted in Food Safety
Location: Chicagoland area
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: SPEC Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Technical Account Manager posted in Sales
Location: Plainfield
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: SPEC Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Project Manager posted in Management
Location: Plainfield
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: SPEC Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Controls/Automation/Electrical Engineer posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: Plainfield and Chicago
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: SPEC Engineering
Type: Full Time
Job: Mechanical Design Engineer posted in Operations/Food Processing/Engineer
Location: Plainfield
Available until: November 27th, 2019
Company: Grecian Delight Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: Bi-Lingual Recruiter posted in Other
Location: Elk Grove Village, IL
Available until: November 22nd, 2019
Career Center

Members of Chicago Section IFT have access to our online Career Center where you can Find a Job and Post a Job.

For more information:
> Click here
Technical Sessions

Technical Sessions provide content that is valuable and targeted specifically towards professionals in the food industry. Sessions generally run 2-3 hours and focus on a specific topic that is technical in nature.

November 2019 Event:
The Business of Food Safety
Click here for more information

Career Guidance & Education

Chicago Section IFT also offers professional development opportunities not specific to food science but that every business professional can learn from.

Speaker: Brenda Knapp

September 2019 Event:
Emotional Intelligence
Click here for more information

 






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