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CIFS-IPP Executive Board

The CIFS-IPP Executive Board serves a stewardship role by guiding the program to ensure that it best meets industry needs. The Board meets once a year at the Cornell Food Systems Global Summit.

All Gold-level Partners have company representation on the CIFS-IPP Board.

Amy Achter

Sr. Director, Partner Development
The Nature's Bounty Co.

Amy Achter is currently the Sr. Director for Partner Development at NBTY. Read more

Nick Dokoozlian

Vice President of Viticulture, Chemistry and Enology
E&J Gallo Winery

Nick Dokoozlian is the Vice President of Viticulture, Chemistry and Enology at E&J Gallo Winery in Modesto, CA.  He also serves as the Research Chair for the National Grape and Wine Initiative, as well as an Associate Editor of the American Journal of Viticulture and Enology.
Marshall Ingredients

Casey Koehnlein has been involved in various positions within the Marshall organization for over 10 years.  Beginning as National Sales Manager for Marshall Ingredients in 2011 and becoming the General Manager in 2015. Read more
 

Hasmukh Patel

Senior Principal Scientist and Section Manager, Dairy Foods Research and Development
Land O’ Lakes, Inc

Dr. Hasmukh Patel is a Senior Principal Scientist and Section Manager, Dairy Foods R&D at Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Dr. Patel has nearly 20 years of valuable experience working in dairy and food industry as well as in Academia. Read more

Brooke Schwartz

Vice President of Strategy and Marketing
Rheonix, Inc

Brooke Schwartz is Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for Rheonix Inc., a developer of microfluidic technology for use in research and applied testing laboratories. Read more
Wegmans Food Markets Inc.

Bill Strassburg joined Wegmans in 1977. Bill has worked in marketing research, pricing, special promotions, marketing, real estate, operations, special projects, and strategic planning for Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council and FLX Food. Read more

Mike J. Suever

Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Engineering and Procurement
HP Hood LLC

Mike Suever is Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Engineering and Procurement at HP Hood LLC, headquartered in Lynnfield, Massachusetts. Read more

Erin Tolefree

Executive Vice President
Baldwin Richardson Foods

Erin Tolefree is the Executive Vice President for Baldwin Richardson Foods, a leading manufacturer of specialty products for the food industry, including sauces, condiments, beverage and pancake syrups, dessert toppings and specialty fillings. Read more