CSIFT Leadership Team

The Chicago Section Leadership team is comprised of volunteers from the Chicago area who serve as Officers and the Executive Committee as well as lead our many committees. Section Officers are elected annually by the membership in February-March and serve from September 1st of the current year through August 31st of the following year. The work of the Section is dependent upon our committees and each member’s contribution and participation on a committee contributes to the success of our Section. Join our Leadership Team - Get Involved Today!

Officers and Chairpersons:
2016-2017 Section Officers
name | company:

Chair:
Joy Dell'Aringa
Biomerieux
Chair-Elect:
Ivonne Litwin
Mérieux NutriSciences
Past Chair:
Dan Best
Best Vantage Inc
Secretary:
Jennifer Farrell
Pepsi Co
Treasurer:
John Budin
FONA

If you are interested in joining a committee, contact BusinessOffice@ChicagoIFT.org
Executive Committee Members
company | term exp:

Susan Abraham-Rivera
AgriFIS, Inc.
8/31/2018
Bill Becht
Dempsey Corp.
8/31/2017
Mike Carson
Little Lady Foods
8/31/2018
John Chambers
DMH Ingredients
8/31/2019
Megan Fisch
Merieux Nutrisciences
8/31/2017
Laura Gray
Power Packaging
8/31/2018
Linda Perucca
Mondelez International, Inc.
8/31/2019
Katie Potthoff
Kent Precision Food Group
8/31/2018
Laura Saran

8/31/2017
Katie Schmidt
Dempsey Corp.
8/31/2019
Deepa Thakar
EMSL Analytical, Inc.
8/31/2017
Mike Wanous
Roquette America, Inc.
8/31/2019
Committee Chairs
name | company:

Auditing
Debbie Schodrof
Crowe Horwath
Awards/Nominating
Dan Best
Best Vantage Inc
Career Guidance & Cont. Ed
Open
Communications/Social Media
Open
Employment/Career Center
Anthony Hawrylicz
Medix
&
Brooke Binette
Medix
Finance
John Chambers
DMH Ingredients
Golf Outing
Mike Hosler
Mission Flavors
&
John Fenstermacher
ICL Foods
Historian
Open
Hospitality
Laura Saran
Host Section Activities
Pat Sullivan
Kaltron Pettibone
House
Samantha Gardiner
FONA
&
Jan Miller
Skidmore Sales
Long-Range Plan
Katie Potthoff
Kent Precision Foods
Marketing
Anisa Bassi
Vestis Group
&
Maria Pauls
PepsiCo
Committee Chairs
(continued)

Membership
Deepa Thakar
EMSL Analytical, Inc.
&
Christie McElya
New Professionals
Bridget McClatchey
Kraft Heinz Company
&
Megan Godin
Newly Weds Foods
Professional Development
Elieke Demmer
National Dairy Council
Program
Ivonne Litwin
Mérieux NutriSciences
Scholarship
Nancy Moriarity
&
Steve Hill
Sergeant-at-Arms
Open
Sponsorship
Mike Gough
Simply Sweeteners and Ingredients
Student Task Force
Lauro Arias
Lauro Arias Consulting
Suppliers' Night
Jim Anderson
Camlin Fine Sciences
Tanner Lecture
John Budin
FONA
Technical Sessions
Maureen Oskielunas
Kraft Heinz Company
 



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