This on-demand webcast is free to IFT members.
What? Networking 101
When? Any time
Where? Meetings, conferences, social events
Good question! Networking is everywhere. How often do you interact with people who are either your peers or industry leaders or both? Every time you attend a meeting, a conference or a social event, you have opportunities to network. So why is networking so important? To grow in your own career, learn from others, and develop new skills which make you invaluable to the industry. In this webcast, learn how to make first impressions and lasting connections to help you continue to grow as a professional.
Recent and soon-to-be graduates and any industry professionals interested in brushing up on their networking skills
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Judith Ruff Lindsey, CFS
VP & GM
Judy has over 25 years of food industry experience working in all aspects of product development and commercialization. Her expertise is in new product development and the translation of consumer wants and needs to product design and formulation. Judy is currently Vice President and General Manager of Product Dynamics, a Division of RQA, Inc., a product research & development consulting firm. She has previously worked for the Kellogg Company and at ConAgra Foods, Inc. where she held senior leadership positions within their R&D organizations.
Judy is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a BS in Food Technology/Food Science.
Dr Donald G Coffey
DGC Squared Consulting
Don Coffey is currently an Executive Vice President of Research, Development & Innovation at MGP Ingredients in Atchison, KS. MGPI manufactures and markets Grain Neutral Spirits, Bourbons, Whiskeys and also starches and proteins made from wheat. During the past 5 years at MGPI, he has held a variety of research and commercial leadership positions.
Prior to joining MGP Ingredients, Dr. Coffey spent 22 years at The Dow Chemical Company and held a number of R&D and Commercial positions. Don holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Food Science from the University of Massachusetts, and a Ph.D. in Food Science from Michigan State University.
Dr. Coffey is also a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of the Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts. He was born and raised in Massachusetts, and has lived in Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey and Kansas.
Mohamed Badaoui Najjar, PhD
A. Principal Scientist
Mohamed received his BS and MS from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He then received his Ph.D. in food science focusing on microbiology and ingredient safety from Rutgers University. He worked with the FDA and the Joint institute for food safety before joining PepsiCo. Mohamed currently leads international and domestic beverage innovation initiatives to drive new product development in energy and brand Pepsi. He is a professional member of IFT and is very involved with IFT and NYIFT, currently serving as incoming chair elect of the NYIFT and on the panel for the IFT PD and ingredient innovation division.