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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.

 


FORUM CHAIRS

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 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.

 

FORUM PARTICIPANTS 

   
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

TOM DANNEKER
President & CEO
Klement Sausage Co.
Executive Board Member


BRIAN DURST
Chairman & CEO
   
ANDY GEHL
President
Contract Comestibles


JEFF GENTINE
President & CEO
Masters Gallery Foods
Executive Board Member
PETER GOTTSACKER
President
Wixon
PATTI HABECK
President
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin
Executive Board Member

ROB HUETHER
President
Sysco Eastern Wisconsin
EVAN HUGHES
Co-Founder
Central Standard Craft Distillery


   
ARTHUR IRCINK
Founder & Executive Producer
Wisconsin Foodie
Executive Board Member

FRANK JIMENEZ
Co-Founder & Partner
EVOLVE Brands

TERA JOHNSON
Executive Director
Food Finance Institute
   
JIM KANTER
General Manager, Wisconsin
MillerCoors
Executive Board Member
RUSS KLISCH
President
Lakefront Brewery
RICK LaBERGE
COO
HARIBO of America
Executive Board Member


   
SAM MAGLIO
President
Maglio Companies
Executive Board Member

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

   
RICH PARKHURST
Accounts Manager
Siemens

STACY PETERSON
CEO
CATE RAHMLOW
Director, Sector Strategy Development
    
JEFFREY REIGLE
President & CEO
Regal Ware
Executive Board Member
KEITH SMITH
President
AARON STAMM
Retail Consultant
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.
Executive Board Member


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