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

Emily Grisbeck
General Mills Inc


President-Elect

Muthu Muthukumarappan
South Dakota State University


Immediate Past President

George Annor
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

Sharon Herzog
Grain Millers


Director at Large

Dr. Anup Johnny
University of Minnesota


Director at Large

Dr. Hasmukh Patel
Whitehall Specialties, Inc.


Director at Large

Jiajia Rao
North Dakota State University


Director at Large

OPEN


U of M Food Science Club IFT Chair

Chrissy Tingle
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

Lindsay Budin
Agropur Dairy Cooperative


Newsletter

Misen Luu
University of Minnesota


Nominations and Elections

George Annor
University of Minnesota


President’s Award

Emily Grisbeck
General Mills Inc


Programming

Muthu Muthukumarappan
South Dakota State University


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

Chrissy Tingle
University of Minnesota


Supplier’s Expo

Michael Getter
Actalent Services

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