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

Rachel Prososki
DuPont


President-Elect

Parameswaran Kumar Mallikarjunan
University of Minnesota


Immediate Past President

Beth Ann Nylander
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Treasurer

Kirsten Ruud
General Mills


Assistant Treasurer

Sarah Fahey
SunOpta


Secretary

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Director at Large

Dana Dronen
General Mills


Director at Large

Tina Hacker
Kerry Ingredients


Director at Large

Baraem Ismail
University of Minnesota


Director at Large
Trevor Sannes


Director at Large
Dena Strehlow


Director at Large
Naomi Sundalius
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


U of M Food Science Club President

Misen Luu
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


Employment

Michael Getter
Aerotek


Finance
Emily Grisbeck
Buffalo Wild Wings


Finance Accountability

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Golf Tournament

Cheryl Bell


Macy Award

John Larkin


Membership

Sharon Herzog
Grain Millers


New Professionals

Tess Tierney
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


Newsletter

Yiwen Thor
General Mills


Nominations and Elections

Beth Ann Nylander
Bellisio Foods, Inc.


President’s Award

Rachel Prososki
DuPont


Programming

Parameswaran Kumar Mallikarjunan
University of Minnesota


Scholarship

Hasmukh Patel
Land O' Lakes


Section Photographer

Jodi Nelson
University of Minnesota


Silent Auction

George Annor
University of Minnesota


Social Media

Gabriela John Swamy
South Dakota State University


Strategic Leadership Planning

Dan Kennedy
DuPont


Strategic Leadership Planning

Rachel Prososki
DuPont


Student Engagement

Jenny Hayek
University of Minnesota


Supplier’s Expo

Tina Hacker
Kerry Ingredients


Supplier’s Expo

Elana Schwartz
The Scoular Company