Board of Governers
Pamela G. Bailey is president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA). GMA represents the world’s leading food, beverage and consumer products companies. The association promotes sound public policy, champions initiatives that increase productivity and growth and helps to protect the safety and security of the food supply through scientific excellence. The GMA board of directors is comprised of chief executive officers from the association’s member companies. More >
J. P. Bilbrey is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for The Hershey Company, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and sugar confectionery. Bilbrey has more than 30 years of consumer packaged goods experience and has been instrumental in the growth of some of the world’s largest and best-known brands. He has worked in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Asia. More >
John A. Bryant has been president and chief executive officer of Kellogg Company since January 2011. He has been a member of Kellogg Company’s board of directors since July 2010. He is also a member of the company’s global leadership team.
Mr. Bryant joined Kellogg Company in 1998, working with Kellogg Australia and Kellogg Europe in support of the global strategic planning process. More >
J. Alexander M. Douglas, Jr. (Sandy) is President, Coca-Cola North America and Global Chief Customer Officer (“the company”) where he leads the company’s global customer organization.
Sandy joined the company in January 1988 in Coca-Cola Fountain, USA. He held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility both in CCUSA Fountain and Bottler Operations. More >
Randy Edeker is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Hy-Vee, Inc., a position he has held since 2012.
A 30-year veteran of Hy-Vee, Edeker began his Hy-Vee career in 1981 as a part-time employee at the Hy-Vee store in Chariton, Iowa. He quickly moved up through the ranks at Hy-Vee, working at stores in Lincoln, Nebraska; Davenport, Iowa; Milan, Illinois; and Kirksville, MO before getting his first store director assignment at Columbus, Nebraska in 1993. More >
Christopher “CJ” Fraleigh is Chairman and CEO of Shearer’s Foods, a leading contract and private label manufacturer of salty snacks, cookies and crackers in North America. CJ has a consistent track record of creating sustained value through focused strategies and strong leadership. More >
Hugh Grant is chairman and chief executive officer of Monsanto Company a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy – increasingly critical goals as the world’s population is projected to increase by one-third by 2050. More >
Paul Grimwood is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé USA, which includes Nestlé Beverage, Nestlé Confections & Snacks, Nestlé Emerging Markets, Nestlé Prepared Foods & Baking, Nestlé Pizza, Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream, Nestlé Direct Store Delivery and Nestlé Business Services.
Paul started his career at Mars, where he held a variety of commercial roles in Sales, Marketing and Export culminating as Trading Director. He then spent four years at Highland Distillers as Managing Director UK & Ireland. More >
Mr. Lischewski is currently the President and CEO of Bumble Bee Foods LLP, the largest, branded seafood company in North America. He has held this position since 1999. During a career that has encompassed management consulting with A.T. Kearney and executive positions with H. J. Heinz (their StarKist Seafood business unit) and ConAgra Foods, Mr. Lischewski has been recognized for his strength in business restructuring, developing and executing successful business strategies, completing and integrating synergistic acquisitions, achieving low cost operations and achieving profitable market growth. More >
Gabriella joined Tate & Lyle from Johnson & Johnson as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing in 2012. Prior to Tate & Lyle, Gabriella held various senior positions in strategic marketing and general management for various international markets and brands at Johnson & Johnson including Managing Director of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Italy, and Vice President Skincare for Europe, Africa and Middle East. She holds a degree in Statistics from La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy.
Ken Powell is chairman and chief executive officer of General Mills, the world’s sixth-largest food company, producing and marketing leading brands such as Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Pillsbury, Betty Crocker, Green Giant, Nature Valley and more.
Powell joined General Mills in 1979 and progressed through a variety of positions in the company. More >
Leslie G. Sarasin, Esq., CAE is president and Chief Executive Officer of Food Marketing Institute (FMI). Previously, she served as president and chief executive officer of American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) from 1999-2008. More >
Alan Wilson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of McCormick & Company, Inc. He joined McCormick in 1993 and he has served a variety of roles within the company gaining an understanding of the different facets of McCormick operations from supply chain to leadership of various business units. More >