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Food and Beverage Council

The role of the Food and Beverage Council is to develop deeper industry intelligence and to build a strong industry cluster organization, value proposition and strategy that will result in industry growth, new food and beverage maker jobs and national attention. 

This invite-only leadership body is primarily composed of industry executives who represent our food and beverage industry, as well as community and education leaders.  

 

OUR 2017 STRATEGIC ACTIONS & ACTIONS

Support and Improve Talent Outreach and Development

Support and Improve Access to Food Safety Resources

  • Debut our site Food Safety Center, easing safety plan development and FSMA compliance and access to resources

  • Continue to offer food safety primers and best practice sessions, with our first on April 11th and another on June 13th

Support and Improve Food Business Growth

  • Debut two new growth primers including one for start-ups on May 8th and one for scaling and expanding companies this summer

  • Launch the FaBcap_two Accelerator program and kick-off with a conference in September

Support and Grow Industry Awareness 

 

 2017 MEETING SCHEDULE

These are the regularly scheduled meetings of the Food and Beverage Council. They are closed meetings, open only to appointed Council members and invited guests. 

Tuesday, January 17
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Regular Meeting



MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, February 28
9:30 am - Noon
FaB CEO Briefing: Plans to Attract Industry Talent & Development 



Italian Community Center
631 E. Chicago St., Milwaukee


Tuesday, May 16
9:00 am - 11:30 am
COE Briefing


Ambassador Hotel
2308 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee
Tuesday, June 20
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Regular Meeting



MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee

Tuesday, August 15
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
CEO Briefing



Miron Construction
1471 McMahon Dr., Neenah

Tuesday, October 17
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Regular Meeting

        
MMAC
756 N. Milwaukee St. #400, Milwaukee


 


 


 

EXECUTIVE BOARD

 

David Carpenter

President

Chr. Hansen

 

Andy Gehl

President

Contract Comestibles

 

Shelley Jurewicz

Executive Director

FaB Wisconsin

 

Ray Booth

President & CEO

Klement's Sausage Co.

 

Giacomo Fallucca

President & CEO

Palermo's Pizza

 

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

Kim Wall

President

Baensch Food Products

 

Sam Miller

Managing Director

BMO Harris Bank

  

Evan Hughes

Co-Founder

Central Standard Craft Distillery

 

Tera Johnson

Executive Director

Food Finance Institute

 

Jeff Debele

Finance Site Leader

General Mills

 

Scott Cooney

Division Manager

JPMorgan Chase

 

Colin McDermid

Business President

Kerry, Inc.

 

Russ Klisch

President

Lakefront Brewery

 

Tom Benner

President & CEO

Lesaffre Yeast Corp./
Red Star Yeast Co.

 

Sam Maglio

President

Maglio Companies

 

Paul Benson

Partner

Michael Best & Friedrich

 

Martha Davis Kipcak

Owner

Mighty Fine Food

 

Dan Voss

Vice President of Food Processing

Miron Construction

 

DJ Alwattar

President

Northland Laboratories


Eric Olesen

President & Owner

O&H Danish Bakery

 

Rob Huether

President

Sysco Eastern Wisconsin

 

Phyllis King

Associate Vice Chancellor

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

 

Fritz Usinger

President

Usinger's

 

Cate Rahmlow

Sector Development Manager

Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

 

Buckley Brinkman

Executive Director & CEO

Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing and Productivity

 

Jack Heinemann

Bureau Director

Wisconsin International Agribusiness Center, DATCP


Peter Gottsacker

President

Wixon, Inc.

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