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January 2021 Newsletter
Note from our Chair Elect

Happy New Year Everyone! I sincerely hope that 2021 is a year of happiness and prosperity for all of you. For those who were fortunate to attend our Virtual Holiday Party this year, everyone had a wonderful and entertaining evening filled with happiness and friendship. Indeed, we will go through another challenging year, but we will continue with most of our events virtually.
-Viviana Rushton
January LIFT Meeting

Please join us for the the LIFT meeting on Zoom:
 
Topic: "Leveraging Sensory & Consumer Research."
Speaker: Karen Graves, Chair-Elect of the Sensory and Consumer Science Division
Date: 21 January, 2021
Time: 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)


Summary: This presentation will talk about Sensory and Consumer Science capabilities, the value of Sensory and Consumer research during the product development process and research considerations during COVID.
 
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Speaker Biography

Karen Graves

Senior Director of Sensory and Consumer Insights at Bell Flavors and Fragrances.
Karen is passionate about integrating sensory properties and consumer needs to guide and validate creative development and innovation. Prior to joining Bell Flavors and Fragrances, Karen spent 12+ years at Kraft Foods as a Sensory Manager. At Kraft Foods, Karen managed the Sensory Evaluation Center and led Sensory and Consumer Research for Philadelphia, DiGiorno Jell-O, Velveeta, and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Karen holds a M.S. degree in Sensory Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and a B.S. degree in Food Industry Business from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

07 October, 2021 -  Annual Suppliers Night Expo
22 April, 2021 - Longhorn IFT Board Meeting and Scholarship Fundraiser at TopGolf.

Please continue to reach out to any of our officers about monthly meeting ideas, new professional socials, and how you can get more involved. We always welcome your suggestions!

2020 - 2021 Longhorn IFT Officers   


Chair- Morgan Murphy 
MMurphy@mothermurphys.com

Past Chair - Chris Beninate 
Chris@haileresources.com

Chair Elect - Viviana Rushton 
RushtonVivi@gmail.com

Secretary - Priyanka Mathur 
Pmathur@missionfoods.com

Treasurer - Dick Metivier 
Dick.Metivier@pepsico.com

Technical Program Chair - Nitin Joshi 
Nitin.Joshi@yum.com

Social Media Chair - Tercera Jones
bonetjones28@gmail.com

Golf Day and Volunteer Chair - Madalyn Broussard
mthibodeaux@doubleb.com

Young Professionals Co-Chair  - Erika Beck 
ebeck@doubleb.com

Young Professionals Co-Chair - Andrea Roque
aroqueandrade@gmail.com

Supplier's Night Co-Chairs- Greg Hanks and Donna Henry
Greg.Hanks@hanksbrokerage.com
Donna@nutragenecs.com 






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