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Food Edge Virtual Summit 2021

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Gil Horsky

Director of Innovation SnackFutures, Mondelez International

Kate Krueger

Founder, Helikon Consulting

David Kaplan

Distinguished Professor & Director of the Tissue Engineering and Research Center, Tufts University

Sharyn Murray

Senior Investor Engagement Specialist, The Good Food Institute

Luke MacQueen

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer, Boston Meats

John Pattison

Co-Founder & CEO, Cultured Decadence

Janelle Nanos

Reporter, The Boston Globe Media

Lauren Abda

Founder of Branchfood, Co-founder of Branch Venture Group

Stephen Gaither

CMO, C.A. Fortune

Mary Ellen Shoup

Senior Correspondant, FoodNavigator USA & NutraIngredients USA

Bob Burke

Principal, Natural Products Consulting

Elliot Begoun

Founder & Brand Champion, Tig Brands

Nicolas McCoy

Managing Director & Co-Founder, Whipstitch Capital

Scott Lively

President & Board Member, Raise American

Laura Howell

Chief Client Officer, C.A. Fortune

Pete Pappas

Chief Sales Officer, Vital Farms

Gretchen VanEsselstyn

Director of Education, Specialty Food Association

Jessica Schmidt

Vice President, C.A. Insights

Hugh Holman

Co-Founder & CEO, Observa

Will Lisman

Chief Commercial Officer, HumanCo

Matt Riley

SVP Global Sales, Eat Just, Inc

Devon Snider

Director, C.A. Ecomm

Brandon Casteel

VP Channel, SPINS

Chuck Muth

Chief Growth Officer, Beyond Meat

Carol Ortenberg

Editor, NOSH

Matias Muchnick

CEO & Founder, NotCo

Jeremy Halpern

Partner, Nutter Law

Danielle Nierenberg

President, Food Tank

Paul Kollesoff

Co-Founder & General Manager, The Urgent Company makers of Brave Robot

Laura Merritt

VP Marketing, New Ventures & Innovation, KIND

Michael Miille

CEO, Joyn Bio

Nicole Burke

Technology Scout, Kalsec

Ahmad Yehya

President, Nabati Foods Inc

Patricia Courville

National Director of UpNext, UNFI

Douglas Yu

Douglas Yu, Contributor at Forbes & Business Manager at Springdale Ventures

Will Grubb

Manager of Business Development & Investor Relationships, Nutrition Capital Network

Joy Tucci

SVP E-Commerce, C.A. Fortune

Jeff Grossman

VP of Sales & Brand Development, YumEarth

Josh Wiesman

Head of HUB Strategic Innovation, Ocean Spray Cranberries

Jaime Frye

Chief Sales Officer, C.A. Fortune

Meera Dhingra

VP, Co-Lead Transaction Advisory, Propeller Industries

Bill Deacon

Co-Founder/CEO, Eastern Standard Provisions

Rachel Moore

Vice President Marketing, Clio Snacks

Chloe Sorvino

Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine

Elizabeth Candelario

Principal, Studio Airstream

Elizabeth Dembia

Customer Success and Partnerships Lead, Forager

Arthur Ackles

Vice President of Merchandising and Buying, Roche Bros

Marcia Hooper

Co-Founder & Partner, Branch Venture Group

Lily Leedom

Founder & CEO at Duxbury Saltworks

Chris Hunter

Co-Founder & CEO, Koia

Carl Pennington

Co-Founder & President, Proud Source Water

Loren Brill

Founder & CEO, Sweet Loren's

Briana Warner

CEO, Atlantic Sea Farms

Cable Dill

Ahold Delhaize US Strategy Manager Connect Message, Peapod Digital Labs

Michele Fite

Chief Commercial Officer and Strategic Planning, Motif FoodWorks

Eric Braun

Sr. Director of Innovation

Marc Oshima

Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer at AeroFarms

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