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

Kasiviswanathan (Muthu) Muthukumarappan
South Dakota State University


President-Elect

Hasmukh Patel
Whitehall Specialties, Inc.


Immediate Past President

Emily Grisbeck
General Mills, Inc.


Treasurer

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota


Assistant Treasurer

Daniel Estrada
General Mills, Inc.


Secretary

Tess Tierney
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Director at Large

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Director at Large

Dana Dronen
General Mills, Inc.


Director at Large

Ariana Frangos
InnovoPro


Director at Large

Sharon Herzog
Grain Millers


Director at Large

Dr. Anup Johnny
University of Minnesota


Director at Large

Mary Schmidl
University of Minnesota


U of M Food Science Club IFT Chair

Janice Cheng
University of Minnesota


Newsletter Editor

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota


Newsletter Editor

Lindsay Budin
Agropur Dairy Cooperative

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


Macy Award

Dr. Hasmukh Patel
Whitehall Specialties, Inc.


New Professionals

Freddy Hester
General Mills


Newsletter

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota


Nominations and Elections

Emily Grisbeck
General Mills, Inc.


President’s Award

Kasiviswanathan (Muthu) Muthukumarappan
South Dakota State University


Programming

Dr. Hasmukh Patel
Whitehall Specialties, Inc.


Scholarship

Anuradha Vegi
North Dakota State University


Section Photographer

Jodi Nelson
University of Minnesota


Silent Auction

Lisa Povolny
DuPont


Social Media

Kaavya Rathnakumar
South Dakota State University


Strategic Leadership Planning

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Student Engagement

Janice Cheng
University of Minnesota


Supplier’s Expo

Michael Getter
Actalent Services

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