Sara Langen

Keenan to become IFT’s next Executive Vice President
The Executive Committee of the Institute of Food Technologists has selected Barbara Byrd Keenan to succeed Daniel E. Weber as Executive Vice President.

In announcing her appointment, IFT President Mark R. McLellan stated that “We are pleased and excited by the expertise and drive that she will bring to the position. Ms Keenan was selected at a time when IFT is launching a new and aggressive strategic plan that focuses on the individual member. She was selected as an ideal leader to help make that plan become a reality and take IFT to a new level of success!”

He added that “Dan Weber will continue in his position as Executive Vice President until August 7, 2003, with our full confidence, commitment, and thanks for the wisdom and insight he shares through his leadership.”

Keenan will become an employee of IFT on June 30, 2003. She will function as Executive Vice President Designate starting on July 12 and will become Executive Vice President on August 7. She will be the fifth full-time leader of IFT’s staff in its 55-year history, following the tenures of Col. Charles S. Lawrence (1949–61), Calvert L. Willey (1961–87), Howard W. Mattson (1987–91), and Daniel E. Weber (1991–2003). IFT functioned on a volunteer basis from 1939 until 1949.

A Certified Association Executive, Keenan has been President of the Community Associations Institute (CAI) in Alexandria, Va., since 1990. The Institute serves members of the condominium and planned community industry, including association homeowner board members, managers, builders and developers, public officials, attorneys, real estate and insurance agents, and accountants. Under her guidance, the CAI has undergone a transformation from an ailing, bankrupt entity with 10,000 members to a financially healthy one enjoying broad support of its more than 17,000 members and winning top honors for its education programs, publications, marketing, and legislative affairs.

Prior to joining CAI, Keenan was Executive Vice President for the International Association of Hospitality Accountants (IAHA). During her tenure, the association won awards for educational programming, promotion and marketing, and publications.

Last year, she was named first recipient of a distinguished service award that bears her name. The Barbara Byrd Keenan Award is given by the National Board of Certification for Community Association Managers (NBC-CAM) to honor those who have offered distinguished service in the advancement of manager certification. NBC-CAM, the first national certification program for association managers, was established five years ago by CAI to ensure that managers have the appropriate skills to effectively manage community associations.

Keenan has had extensive experience consulting with associations and educational institutions and has a long history of professional volunteer involvement. She served on the board of directors for the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), including two terms on the Executive Committee as Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer. She was selected as a Charter Fellow of ASAE in recognition of her professional accomplishments and leadership, was named 1990 Chairman of the ASAE Fellows Program, chaired ASAE’s 10th Anniversary Management Conference in 1992, and led ASAE’s Associations Advance America Committee in 1994–95. She received ecutives (ASAE), including two terms on the Executive Committee as Vice Chairman and Secretary/Treasurer. She was selected as a Charter Fellow of ASAE in recognition of her professional accomplishments and leadership, was named 1990 Chairman of the ASAE Fellows Program, chaired ASAE’s 10th Anniversary Management Conference in 1992, and led ASAE’s Associations Advance America Committee in 1994–95. She received ASAE’s 1996 Key Award, the highest honor bestowed on an association executive.

Active in her community, Keenan served as Founding Chairman of the Board of the Travis County Adult Literacy Council and was named its Chairman Emeritus. She was selected as one of the Top Ten Business Women for 1986 by the American Business Women’s Association, and is included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Women, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. She received the Excellence in Education Award from the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE) in 1992 and was a committee member, CAE instructor, speaker, and 2001–02 chair of the society. In 1999, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Old Dominion University.

Annual Meeting will feature employment, career development programs
IFT will offer employment and career development programs during its 2003 Annual Meeting & FOOD EXPO® in Chicago, Ill., July 12–16. The programs include the IFT Employment Bureau and a career development workshop.

The Employment Bureau is designed to bring employers and job seekers together for interviews. It will be open each day during the Annual Meeting. IFT members seeking positions and employers with job opportunities are encouraged to participate. Fees for candidates are $50 for employed members and $35 for unemployed members and student members.

The fee for employers wishing to interview candidates is $300. Private curtained booths will be available to conduct interviews on-site. Booth rental rates are $75 for one day, $125 for two days, and $150 for three days or longer.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to get the maximum benefits of the bureau. Forms to download can be found at www.ift.org/employment/ambureau.

The Career Development Workshop, “Empowering Your Career—Strategies for Success,” will be held on Tuesday, July 15, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will focus on developing careers in a variety of arenas, including industry, academia, and government. Not just for the unemployed, this workshop will provide valuable insights for anyone interested in career growth.

The workshop’s keynote speaker will be Joan Lloyd, a workplace and career expert and national columnist on workplace issues. This is an interactive seminar; questions will be encouraged from the audience.

Admission is free to attendees of the IFT Annual Meeting. More information isavailable at www.am-fe.ift.org/t2p6.php.

IFT Foundation asks members to “rise and shine” in Chicago
Looking for a heart-healthy start to a Sunday morning during the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo? Run or jog a 5K course or walk 1.5 miles along Chicago’s scenic lakefront to support the IFT Foundation!

The IFT Student Association’s Third Annual Fun Run will take place on Sunday, July 13. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., and participants will get the green flag at 7:00 a.m. The entry fee is $10 for students and $20 for non-students. Onsite registration is $25 for everyone. Participants will receive an official Fun Run ’03 t-shirt. Custom plaques will be awarded to the 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place men’s and women’s 5K finishers. The top fundraiser for the event will be awarded two round-trip airline tickets for travel within the United States.

To participate, sign up by checking the appropriate box in the Ticketed Event section of the Annual Meeting registration form in the 2003 Attendee Registration Kit; or download the registration form from the Annual Meeting Web site at www.am-fe.ift.org and mail it to the IFT Foundation, 525 W. Van Buren St., Suite 1000, Chicago, IL 60607. Fundraising forms and race day details will be mailed to you prior to the event.

JFS submission tutorial sessions
Anyone interested in learning more about the Journal of Food Science’s electronic manuscript submission system, Manuscript Central, should stop by the IFT booth (booth 3361) during the IFT Annual Meeting for a demonstration. Electronic submission via Manuscript Central speeds up the review process and allows authors to track a manuscript’s progress via the Internet 24 hours a day.

JFS Online Manuscript Submission Manager Carole Hirth will demonstrate the latest upgrades of Manuscript Central, show how to submit manuscripts online, and answer questions regarding the Manuscript Central submission system.

She will also answer questions regarding participating as a reviewer for Journal of Food Science, Journal of Food Science Education, and Comprehensive Reviews in Food Safety and Food Science.

The tutorials will be held Sunday from 12:00 noon to 5:30 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

SECTION & DIVISION NEWS
Nutmeg Section and Foodservice Division

The Nutmeg Section and the Foodservice Div. jointly sponsored a Forum on Foodservice Trends and Insights in March.

Sixty-three members from four states heard speakers from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration (Barbara Lang, “Restaurants 2003: Revolution or Evolution”), The Culinary Institute of America (Ryan Baxter, “Foodservice Industry Trends”), and Moskowitz, Jacobs Inc. (Danny Moskowitz, “Spotting and Capturing Trends Through Weak Signals and Concept Optimization: Application to the Foodservice Industry”). The Forum was cochaired by Nutmeg SectionChair Robert Ross and Foodservice Div. Chair-Elect Simon Livings.

After the forum, the Section held its monthly meeting and Foodservice Div. members were invited to stay for the after-dinner speakers, who continued the foodservice theme of the day. Nestlé R&D President Elaine Wedral and Nestlé Director of Scientific Services Simon Livings spoke on “Food Services at Nestlé.”

Both the Foodservice Forum and the Nutmeg Section meeting were hosted by Nestlé at the company’s Product Technology Center in New Milford, Conn. The Forum also included a tour of the facility’s state-of-the-art development labs, USDA/FDA-approved pilot plants, developmental kitchen, sensory evaluation facilities, and equipment evaluation rooms.


In Memoriam
Frank E. Peters, 75, Emeritus Member, died November 12, 2002.

A resident of Australia, Peters served as Commonwealth Government Analyst. He initiated the Market Basket Survey there in 1970 and set up the monitoring of imported and exported foods and drugs. He also represented Australia on a number of committees of the World Health Organization, United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and Codex Alimentarius. After retiring in 1978, he lectured on Food and Nutrition at the University of Canberra and consulted on a number of issues relating to food and health.

An active member of IFT, Peters was also active in the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (Life Fellow), Royal Australian Chemical Institute (Fellow), Australian Nutrition Foundation, and American Chemical Society.


Correction
Irene T. Powers was inadvertently omitted from the IFT Foundation Donor listing on page 76 of the March 2003 issue of Food Technology. In the $5,000–$9,999 category, the listing should have read John J. and Irene T. Powers. We apologize for the omission.

by SARA LANGEN
Assistant Editor