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Officer Elections - LIFT

2019 - 2020 
Are you interested in joining our amazing team of officers for the Longhorn IFT section? If you or someone you know are interested in the position(s), please email Kallen Ly for more information.

This is an amazing opportunity to contribute to our great organization and we need all of the help! The Longhorn IFT has a really great support system full of mentors of people in past positions and are more than willing to help guide you so you will not feel overwhelmed.

All individuals interested in an officer role must be current paid members.


  • Preside at all meetings of LIFT and the LIFT Executive Committee
    • Responsible for regular meeting contents, finding speaks, venues
    • Welcomes guests speakers and monthly announcements
  • Appoint, with approval of LIFT Executive Committee, all committees, designate the Chairman of each, and fill any vacancies that may occur
  • Perform the duties of the Chairman in the event of the Chairman's absence and succeed immediately to the okallen.ly1@gmail.comffice of Chairman in the event of the Chairman's resignation.
  • Distribute notices/newsletters of regular meetings and all social events
  • Keep record of proceedings of LIFT
  • Record and distribute minutes of meetings of LIFT Executive Committee
  • Prepare ballots for election of officers
  • Prepare Annual Report of LIFT activities on forms supplied by IFT and submit to Executive Director of IFT. 
Media Manager/Social Media Chair
  • Establish productive/interactive global network through management of social media accounts (Facebook/LinkedIn)
  • Promote meetings/socials/events on all social media accounts
  • Take pictures and post on social media (includes Suppliers' Night & Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament)
New Professionals Chair
  • Bring people, ideas, and opportunities together in support of professional goals
  • Provide opportunities for skills development - coordinate volunteers for Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament & Suppliers' Night
  • Plan social gatherings for the New Professionals group by finding venues for events, potential event sposnors, etc.
  • Preside at all social gatherings for New Professionals


Technical Procurement Specialist 
Illes Seasonings & Flavors    Carrollton, TX

The Technical Procurement Specialist identifies secondary suppliers for single-sourced ingredients and develops qualified ingredient matches to reduce cost and ensure availability of products while adhering to the Illes Vendor Approval and alternative Raw Material qualification processes. They will assist R&D and Culinary in sourcing items.

For more information regarding this position or others, please click here.

February 21-22, 2019: 
IFT-Aggie Day @ Hildebrand Equine Complex (Campus of Texas A&M University)
March 21, 2019: March Meeting w. Mary Christ-Erwin "Preparing for when the future comes to disrupt your role in the food industry"@ TBD
November 20, 2019: LIFT Annual Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament
November 21, 2019: LIFT Supplier's Night (Frisco, TX)


Chair: Bruce Perkin

Chair Elect: Chris Beninate

Past Chair: Felicia Blackburn

Secretary: Kallen Ly

Treasurer: Dick Metivier

New Professionals Co-Chairs & Volunteer Coordinators:
Ashley Bird and Cheyenne Cobb

Social Media Manager: Erica Hawks

Suppliers Night Technical Sessions Manager: Nitin Joshi

Suppliers Night Co-Chairs: Greg Hanks and Donna Henry 

Golf Tournament Chair: Madalyn Thibodeaux
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