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 President of the Section. You are welcome to volunteer for any elected or appointed positions by contacting the Section President for further information.

Section Officers
& Executive Committee


President

George Annor
University of Minnesota


President-Elect

Emily Grisbeck
General Mills Inc


Immediate Past President

Parameswaran Kumar Mallikarjunan
University of Minnesota


Treasurer

Beth Ann Nylander
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Assistant Treasurer

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota


Secretary

Tess Tierney
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Director at Large

Dana Dronen
General Mills Inc


Director at Large

Corinne Egan
General Mills Inc


Director at Large

Sharon Herzog
Grain Millers


Director at Large

Pranabendu Mitra
University of Wisconsin-Stout


Director at Large

Jiajia Rao
North Dakota State University


Director at Large

Joanie Zhang
Agropur Dairy Cooperative


Newsletter Editor

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota

Committee
Chairs


Bylaws

Gary Reineccius
University of Minnesota


Dairy Technology

Gerry Buescher
Agropur Dairy Cooperative


Education

Sonia Patel
Midwest Dairy Foods Research Center


Employment

Kevin McElroy
Aerotek Recruiting and Staffing


Finance

Kirsten Ruud
General Mills Inc


Finance Accountability

Dan Kennedy
Pure Circle


Golf Tournament

Rusty Nelson
Retired


Scholarship

Padmanaban Krishnan
South Dakota State University


Membership

Hasmukh Patel
Land O'Lakes


New Professionals

Lindsay Budin
Agropur Dairy Cooperative


Newsletter

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota


Nominations and Elections

Kumar Mallikarjunan
University of Minnesota


President’s Award

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Programming

Emily Grisbeck
General Mills Inc


Scholarship

Padmanaban Krishnan
South Dakota State University


Section Photographer

Jodi Nelson
University of Minnesota


Silent Auction

Lisa Povolny
DuPont


Social Media

Rathnakumar, Kaavya
South Dakota State University


Strategic Leadership Planning

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Student Engagement

Yara Benavides Paz
University of Minnesota


Supplier’s Expo

Michael Getter
Aerotek Recruiting and Staffing

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