LEADERSHIP FORUM

With a spotlight on industry leadership and awareness, the Leadership Forum focuses on Wisconsin’s status as an industry leader, creating and seizing opportunities for us to demonstrate our leadership and strengthen our ecosystem for business growth and economic impact.

This Forum is comprised of member food and beverage company owners and C-Suite executives, as well as representatives from our Annual Gold Sponsors.

The role of this Forum is to garner input from, and offer opportunities for its members to share best practices and discuss common issues facing their businesses and our ecosystem, and shape FaB’s strategic direction, actions and member offerings, including our signature initiative, The Future Food Center.

The Leadership Forum is led by members of our Executive Board, a small group of successful chief executive officers representing some of Wisconsin's most successful food and beverage companies. Their role is to ensure FaB's organizational health and industry impact. 
 

CHAIR OF
THE BOARD

EMERITUS &
FOUNDING CHAIR

EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR

GIACOMO FALLUCCA
Chairman & CEO
Palermo's Pizza
DAVID CARPENTER
Executive Advisor
Chr. Hansen
SHELLEY JUREWICZ
Executive Director
FaB Wisconsin

 



FORUM MEMBERS

 
   
TED BALISTRERI
Owner
Sendik's Food Markets

TOM BENNER
President & CEO
Lesaffre Red Star Yeast Co.
PAUL BENSON
Partner
Michael Best & Friedrich
BUCKLEY BRINKMAN
Executive Director & CEO
WICMP
BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
Tribe 9 Foods
MARK GALE
CEO
Charleston|Orwig
 
ANDY GEHL
President
Contract Comestibles
JEFF GENTINE
President & CEO
Masters Gallery Foods
PETER GOTTSACKER
President
Wixon
 
 PATTI HABECK
President & CEO
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
 ROB HUETHER
President
Sysco Eastern Wisconsin
 EVAN HUGHES
Co-Founder
Central Standard Craft Distillery
     
ARTHUR IRCINK
Founder & Executive Producer
Wisconsin Foodie
 FRANK JIMENEZ
Co-Founder &  Managing Partner
EVOLVE Brands
TERA JOHNSON
Executive Director
Food Finance Institute
   
RUSS KLISCH
President
Lakefront Brewery
RICK LaBERGE
COO
HARIBO of America
SAM MAGLIO
President
Maglio Companies
   
COLIN McDERMID
Business President
Kerry
JOHN McMAHON
Founder & CEO
Door County Brewing Co.
SAM MILLER
Managing Director
BMO Harris Bank
     
LUKE MUSCHINSKE
Business Unit Manager
Eurofins
ERIC OLESEN
President & Owner
O&H Danish Bakery
STACY PETERSON
CEO
Connoils
 
CATE RAHMLOW
Director, Sector Strategy Development
WEDC
JEFFREY REIGLE
Chairman & CEO
Regal Ware
KEITH SMITH
President
Vonco Products
 
AARON STAMM
Retail Specialist
Acuity Insurance
FRITZ USINGER
President
Usinger's
DAN VOSS
VP of Food Processing
Miron Construction
   
KIM WALL
President
Baensch Food Products
CORY WENDT
Director
Baker Tilly
KATIE WESSEL
CEO
Milwaukee Pretzel Co.
   
JOHN WINEGARDEN
CEO
Central Storage & Warehouse
   
 
 

FORUM PARTICIPATION

The CEO Forum is an invite-only body open only to food and beverage C-suite professionals and owners, as well as our sponsors' industry leaders. New FaB members may be automatically added to the CEO Forum based on their job titles (e.g. CEO, president, owner.)

At the end of each year, the most active CEO Forum participants are recognized at our Annual Meeting and on this Forum page.

 
 

THANKS TO OUR PREMIUM MEMBERS