Leadership

Leadership Team

The Minnesota Section leadership constitutes volunteers of the IFT Minnesota Section. If you have questions about the activities and programs of the IFT, please feel free to contact the Chair of the Section. You are welcome to volunteer for any elected or appointed positions by contacting the Section Chair for further information.

Section Officers
& Executive Committee


President

Beth Ann Nylander
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


President-Elect

Rachel Prososki
Qualitech

Mary Schmidl 2016
Immediate Past President

Mary Schmidl
University of Minnesota

Emily Wise
Treasurer

Emily Wise
Buffalo Wild Wings


Assistant Treasurer

Kirsten Ruud
General Mills

Gary Reineccius
Secretary

Gary Reineccius
University of Minnesota


Director at Large

Tom Aurand


Director at Large
Cheryl Bell
Midwest Dairy Association


Director at Large

Dana Dronen
General Mills


Director at Large

Baraem Ismail
University of Minnesota


Director at Large

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Director at Large

Trevor Sannes
Dairy Queen


U of M FScN Club Pres.

Griffin Buell
University of Minnesota


Newsletter Editor

Julia Arneson
Winona State University

Committee
Chairs


Archives
Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Arrangements

Tanu Tokle
Qualitech

Gary Reineccius
Bylaws

Gary Reineccius
University of Minnesota


Dairy Technology

Hasmukh Patel
Land O' Lakes

Tonya Schoenfuss
Education

Tonya Schoenfuss
University of Minnesota

Michael Getter
Employment

Michael Getter
Aerotek


Finance
Corinne Egan
General Mills

Gary Reineccius
Finance Accountability

Gary Reineccius
University of Minnesota


Golf Tournament

Cheryl Bell
Midwest Dairy Association


Macy Award

John Larkin
University of Minnesota

Sharon Herzog
Membership

Sharon Herzog
Grain Millers


New Professionals

Tess Tierney
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Newsletter

Julia Arneson
Winona State University


Newsletter

Yiwen Thor
General Mills

Mary Schmidl 2016
Nominations and Elections

Mary Schmidl
University of Minnesota

Mary Schmidl 2016
President’s Award

Mary Schmidl
University of Minnesota


Program

Rachel Prososki
Qualitech

Wayne Scheck
Scholarship

Wayne Scheck

Jodi Nelson
Section Photographer

Jodi Nelson
University of Minnesota


Silent Auction

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Social Media (Facebook)

Elana Schwartz
The Scoular Company


Social Media (LinkedIn/Twitter)

Gabriela John Swamy
South Dakota State University

Tina Hacker
Supplier’s Expo

Tina Hacker
Kerry Ingredients


Supplier’s Expo
Elana Schwartz
The Scoular Company


Task Force on Management Planning
Cheryl Bell
Midwest Dairy Association

Justin Carlson
Task Force on Newsletter
Justin Carlson
University of Minnesota

Lauren Gillman
Task Force on Sponsorship

Lauren Gillman
General Mills