Robert Gravani was elected Chair of the International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC). Gravani, a leading food safety expert in the United States, is a Professor of Food Science and Director of National Agricultural Practices at Cornell University, and immediate past president of the Institute of Food Technologists.
"We are very excited to welcome Dr. Gravani as our new Chair," said David Schmidt, IFIC Foundation President and CEO. "His wealth of experience on communicating the science of food will help further position the IFIC Foundation as a top resource for journalists, health professionals, government leaders, and others."
Gravani assumes the role from Nancy Wellman, who was the IFIC Foundation's first and only Chair of its Board of Trustees since the Foundation's inception in 1991.
A majority of the IFIC Foundation Board of Trustees is comprised of public members who represent universities, government, quasi-governmental bodies, research institutions, nonprofit organizations or similar entities.