The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is pleased to announce Christine M. Klein as the new Vice President of Meetings and Business Partnerships where she will have strategic oversight of IFT’s award-winning Annual Meeting and Food Expo, as well as specialty conferences, short courses and other events.
CHICAGO–The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is pleased to announce Christine M. Klein as the new Vice President of Meetings and Business Partnerships where she will have strategic oversight of IFT’s award-winning Annual Meeting and Food Expo, as well as specialty conferences, short courses and other events. She will also oversee the global sales efforts for all of IFT products and services including Food Technology magazine.
Christine comes to IFT with more than 20 years of experience in developing and producing meetings, conferences, conventions, expositions and special events. Not only does she bring deep experience in meetings and exhibits management for large and small associations, but she also has had great success in advertising sales and publications sales management.
Christine’s prior work experience includes executive director for at Women’s Dermatologic Society, managing director of meetings at American Institute of Architects, and director of publication sales and marketing at Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). Earlier in her career, she managed exhibits and sponsorship programs at SHRM and American Bankers Association.
Christine also serves on the board of directors for the Professional Convention Managers Association (PCMA). She currently resides in Washington DC, but will be moving to Chicago by year-end.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a nonprofit scientific society. Our individual members are professionals engaged in food science, food technology, and related professions in industry, academia, and government. IFT's mission is to advance the science of food, and our long-range vision is to ensure a safe and abundant food supply, contributing to healthier people everywhere.
For more than 70 years, the IFT has been unlocking the potential of the food science community by creating a dynamic global forum where members from more than 100 countries can share, learn, and grow. We champion the use of sound science across the food value chain through the exchange of knowledge, by providing education, and by furthering the advancement of the profession. IFT has offices in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit ift.org.