Leadership

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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

Parameswaran Kumar Mallikarjunan
University of Minnesota


President-Elect

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Immediate Past President

Rachel Prososki
DuPont


Treasurer

Kirsten Ruud
General Mills


Assistant Treasurer

Sarah Fahey
Buddy’s Kitchen


Secretary

Tess Tierney
Bellisio Foods


Director at Large

Corinne Egan
General Mills


Director at Large

Tina Hacker
Kerry Ingredients


Director at Large

Pranabendu Mitra
UW-Stout


Director at Large

Dena Strehlow
Tate & Lyle


Director at Large

Naomi Sundalius
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Director at Large

Joanie Zhang
Agropur


U of M Food Science Club President

Sophie Held
University of Minnesota


Newsletter Editor

Yiwen Thor
General Mills

Committee
Chairs


Bylaws

Gary Reineccius
University of Minnesota


Dairy Technology

Gerry Buescher
Agropur


Education

Dena Strehlow
Tate & Lyle


Employment

Kevin McElroy
Aerotek


Finance
Emily Grisbeck
Buffalo Wild Wings


Finance Accountability

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Golf Tournament

Cheryl Bell


Membership

Sharon Herzog
Grain Millers


New Professionals

Lindsay Budin
Agropur


Newsletter

Yiwen Thor
General Mills


Nominations and Elections

Beth Ann Nylander
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


President’s Award

Rachel Prososki
DuPont


Programming

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Scholarship & Macy Award

Hasmukh Patel
Whitehall Specialities


Section Photographer

Jodi Nelson
University of Minnesota


Silent Auction

Tina Hacker
Kerry Ingredients


Social Media

Gabriela John Swamy
South Dakota State University


Strategic Leadership Planning

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Student Engagement

Dilpreet Kaur
University of Minnesota


Supplier’s Expo

Mike Getter
Aerotek

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