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Food Executive Program

July 15 - 20, 2018




The program's faculty are leaders in academia and industry, experts in their fields who are outstanding teachers and communicators.

Ed McLaughlin

Ed McLaughlin

Professor & Director, Food Executive Program
Before joining the faculty at Cornell, Ed gained international experience working for the United Nations, the U.S. State Department, and the World Bank. Ed teaches courses in food marketing and marketing strategy and directs the Dyson Food Industry Management Program.

Ken Blanchard

President, The Blanchard Companies
As a prominent consultant and author in the field of management, Ken's impact has been far-reaching. His One Minute Manager library is recognized worldwide.

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Bill Drake

Director, Executive Education, FIMP
Before joining the Cornell faculty, Bill spent 20 years in the food industry with SuperValu. At Cornell, Bill conducts executive programs, both domestic and international. He teaches a course in food industry operations and marketing.

Ana Krieger

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medicine
Ana is an Associate Professor, Medical Director, and researcher across multidisciplinary fields in sleep medicine. Ana aims at acheiving public awareness of sleep problems and better understanding of their consequences and treatment alternatives.

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Bryan Gildenberg

Chief Knowledge Officer, Kantar Retail
Bryan, an expert in retail insight, has been MVI's Chief Knowledge Officer since 2004. An award-winning and prolific writer, Bryan is frequently cited in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and The Boston Globe.

rod hawkes

Rod Hawkes

Senior Extension Associate
As a member of Cornell's Food Industry Management Program faculty, Rod is involved in research and executive education. Rod teaches a course in food merchandising.

michael hostetler

Michael Hostetler

Lecturer, Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management
Mike's main interests in research and teaching are strategy, decision-making, leadership, high-performance teams and change management.

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John Silvia

Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
John became chief economist at Wachovia in 2002, which was later acquired by Wells Fargo. He has served as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and as chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.

Shelly Balanko

PhD, Senior Vice President, The Hartman Group
Shelley graduated from the University of Windsor with a Ph.D. in Applied social Psychology. She regularly engages a diverse audience spanning the consumer packaged goods, retail, and food service segments as she shares leading-edge insights and implications from the field, and an understanding of the evolving consumer culture.



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