Speakers

Exceptional list of experts and thought-provoking keynoters

Featured Speakers

Ira Blumenthal

President
CO-OPPORTUNITIES, Inc.

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Mark Freeman

Senior Manager of Global Dining
Microsoft

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Ron Green

President & Founder
Another Broken Egg of America, Inc.

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Eric Greenwald

President and CEO
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria

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Hattie Hill

President and CEO
Women's Foodservice Forum

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David Jobe

Chief Customer Officer
Winsight, LLC

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Joe Jordan

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer
Domino’s

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Chris Keating

Chief Brand Officer
Winsight, LLC

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Captains Scott & Mark Kelly

Highly-Decorated NASA Astronauts & Retired U.S. Navy Captains

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David Pace

CEO
Jamba Juice

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Marie Perry

CFO
Jamba Juice

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Hudson Riehle

Senior Vice President, Research & Knowledge Group
National Restaurant Association

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Peter Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

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Robert Safian

Editor & Managing Director
Fast Company

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David Schonthal

Clinical Associate Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship | Business Designer
Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management | IDEO

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Beth Scott

Global Vice President, Food & Beverage
Disney Parks & Resorts

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Antonio Sciuto

Executive Vice President - Chief Marketing Officer
Nestlé Waters North America

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Scott Sonnemaker

Senior Vice President of Operations- Americas
Sysco Corporation

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Bill Spae

President and CEO
Vasari LLC

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Abbie Westra

Director, Retail Content Group
Winsight Media

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Denny Woodard

Director of Sales, Convenience
Tyson Foods

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Educational Forums

Mark Arathoon

Tea Sensei
Revolution Tea

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Emily Bennett

Vice President of Regional Marketing
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.

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Robert Byrne

Senior Manager, Consumer Insights
Technomic

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George Carey

CEO and Founder
Family Room

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Mary Chapman

Director, Events and Special Projects
Winsight Media

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Jamie Cohen

Chief Branding Officer
Jason's Deli

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Ann Cooper

Director of Food Services
Boulder Valley School District

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Christina Coy

Vice President of Marketing
Pie Five

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Chris Dahlander

CEO
Snappy Salads

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Justin Davis

Senior Manager, Insights & Strategy
Tyson Foods

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Rocky Dunnam, CEC, CDM

Executive Chef
Elizabeth Jane Bivins Culinary Center, NINTEEN49 Catering

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David Enser

President and CEO
Revolution Tea

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Alec Frisch

VP/GM Beverage, Cutlery and Plates
Georgia Pacific Professional

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Wade Hanson

Principal
Technomic

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Jimena Harder

Director of Multicultural Marketing
Sysco Corporation

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Aimee Harvey

Managing Editor, Retail Foodservice
Technomic

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Chris Hensel

Executive Chef for Sodexo
UT Southwestern Hospital

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Donna Hood Crecca

Associate Principal
Technomic

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Abhi Jadhav

Marketing Strategist
Georgia Pacific Professional

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Henry Jimenez

President
Sysco International Food Group

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Joseph Kefauver

Managing Partner
Align Public Strategies

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Mike Kiernan

Research and Development, Foodservice
Stewarts

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Kelly Killian

Director, Foodservice Content Group & Editor-in-Chief, Restaurant Business
Winsight Media

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Jeremy Lycan

Corporate Chef
Tyson Foods

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Shirley Mathistad

President
Ripe Ideas, Inc.

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Mick Miklos

Sr. Manager of Program Compliance
National Restaurant Association

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Aaron Noveshen

Founder
The Culinary Edge

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Joe Pawlak

Managing Principal, Advisory Group
Technomic

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James Pogue

CEO
James Pogue Enterprises

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Richard Poye

Food Service Director
CST Brands

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Deborah Rayhab, MBA, MSN

Key Account Manager – Healthcare
Michael Foods

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Bruce Reinstein

President
Consolidated Concepts

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Brenda Richardson, MA, RDN, LD, CD, FAND, LTC Nutrition Expert

President
Brenda Richardson, LLC

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Diego Rondon

Senior Director, Multicultural Segments
Sysco Corporation

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Peggy Rubenzer

Senior Vice President, People Resources
Shake Shack

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Wayne Shurts

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Sysco Corporation

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John Strom

SVP Marketing
GP PRO

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Anna Tauzin Rice

Vice President, Marketing & Innovation
Texas Restaurant Association

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Kelly Weikel

Director, Consumer Insights
Technomic

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Melissa Wilson

Principal
Technomic

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