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: Kinsa Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Applications Generalist - Flavor posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Palatine, IL
Available until: September 18th, 2019
Company: Kinsa Group
Type: Full Time
Job: Confection and Bakery Applications Manager posted in Product Development/Scientist/Research
Location: Palatine, IL
Available until: September 18th, 2019
Company: Skidmore Sales & Distributing
Type: Full Time
Job: Regional Sales Manager - Chicago / Northern Illinois posted in Sales
Location: Chicago / Northern Illinois
Available until: September 13th, 2019
Company: Mérieux NutriSciences
Type: Full Time
Job: Food Safety Audit Coordinator posted in Food Safety
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: August 29th, 2019
Company: Mérieux NutriSciences
Type: Full Time
Job: Sr. Project Manager- Client Experience posted in Other
Location: Chicago, IL
Available until: August 29th, 2019
Company: Griffith Foods
Type: Full Time
Job: QS Coordinator-Compliance posted in Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Location: Alsip, IL
Available until: August 29th, 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.

May 2019 Event:
Repurposing Waste Streams into Sustainable Food Ingredients
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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