800+
Attendees
60+
Speakers
20+
Hours of content
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Western Michigan University Food Marketing Conference

Join us March 22-23, 2022, as leaders address our changing industry.

  • Understand how consumer behaviors will impact retailing post-COVID-19.
  • Learn how your organization can embrace change in a transforming marketplace.
  • See how evolving workplace dynamics can add value to your organization.
  • Discover how AI and other technologies can transform your business.

2021 Platinum+ and Platinum Sponsors

2021 Speakers

Lori Raya

Lori Raya

Executive Vice President and Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer SpartanNash
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Peter Whitsett

Peter Whitsett

Executive Vice President of Merchandising and Marketing
Meijer
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Kevin Holt

Kevin Holt

Chief Executive Officer
Ahold Delhaize USA
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Duncan Wardle

Duncan Wardle

Innovation Consultant and Speaker, Ideate; Former Vice President of Innovation, Walt Disney Company LinkedIn
Psyche Terry

Psyche Terry

President, CEO and Chief Inspiration Officer UI Global Brands
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Peter Hinssen

Peter Hinssen

Internationally Acclaimed Futurist
peterhinssen.com
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Brandon Barnholt

Brandon Barnholt

President and CEO KeHE
Spencer Baird

Spencer Baird

President, Martech Division
Inmar Intelligence
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Lori Zumwinkle

Lori Zumwinkle

Managing Director
Accenture
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Bill Gillespie

Bill Gillispie

Global Team Lead
IBM
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Alex Marx

Alex Marx

Director of Growth Solutions,
KeHE Distributors
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Patrick Tannous

Patrick Tannous

Co-Founder and President
Tiesta Tea
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Michael Tierney

Michael Tierney

Founder and CEO
Mikey’s, Stuffed Puffs
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Teresa Tsou

Teresa Tsou

Founder and President
Pipcorn
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Ryan Blanck

Ryan Blanck

Founder and CEO
Deviate
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Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Vice President
dunnhumby
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Shelly Huisken

Shelly Huisken

Director of Space Planning
Meijer
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Jeff Admiraal

Jeff Admiraal

Senior Director, Analytics and Insights
Procter & Gamble
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Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart

Executive Vice President Business Intelligence
Acosta
LinkedIn
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Tara Bosch

Tara Bosch

Founder and CEO
SmartSweets
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Leland Copenhagen

Leland Copenhagen

Co-Founder and CEO
Yai's Thai
LinkedIn
Kymberly Graham

Kymberly Graham

Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
Nielsen Compay
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Russell Zwanka

Russell Zwanka

Associate Professor of Marketing
Western Michigan University
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Joy Nicholas

Joy Nicholas

Principal and Owner
JN Retail Connections
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Jonathan Mayes

Jonathan Mayes

Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
Albertsons Companies
LinkedIn
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Megan Hooff

Megan Hooff

Vice President of Total Beverage Alcohol
Constellation Brands
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Dave Dempsey

Dave Dempsey

CEO
Hyer
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Harris Fogel

Harris Fogel

Global Vice President of Consumer Products
SAP
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PJ Connor

PJ Connor

President of Sales, Consumer Products
Hormel
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Jim Hull

Jim Hull

Senior Industry Strategies Director
Blue Yonder
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Lanell Ohlinger

Lanell Ohlinger

Vice President Human Resources
Kroger
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Matt Inbody

Matt Inbody

Chief Disruptor and Leader for Micro-Fulfillment
Dematic
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Darian Pickett

Darian Pickett

Chief Executive Officer, North American Sales Agency
Acosta
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Christine Heffernan

Christine Heffernan

Senior Vice President, Center Store
Topco
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Jason Cunningham

Jason Cunningham

Vice President OwnBrands
SpartanNash
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Tom Herman

Tom Herman

Senior Vice President and Chief Experience Officer
Northgate Gonzalez Market
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Ashley Quaintance

Ashley Quaintance

Vice President Value and Small Format
Treehouse Foods
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Aimee Ferreira Becker

Aimee Ferreira Becker

Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Advisory
Daymon
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Wendy Davidson

Wendy Davidson

Americas President
Glanbia Performance Nutrition
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Chris Burns

Chris T. Burns

Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and Logistics
Defense Commissary Agency
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Jennifer Pritchard

Jennifer Pritchard

Managing Director, NA Food Retail Lead
Accenture
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Rick McDonald

Rick McDonald

Chief Supply Chain Officer
The Clorox Company
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Deirdre Elter

Deirdre Elter

Vice President of Customer Logistics, North American Consumer Business
Kimberly-Clark
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Jamey Martin

Jamey Martin

Diversity & Inclusion Lead, North America
Mondelez International
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Todd Weer

Todd Weer

Senior Vice President--Stores
Meijer
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Laura Gurski

Laura Gurski

North America Lead, Consumer Goods and Services
Accenture
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Tish Archie-Oliver

Tish Archie-Oliver

Head of Diversity and Inclusion, North America
Unilever
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Jorge Amadeo

Jorge Amadeo

Senior Vice President, Sales
Procter & Gamble
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Richard Lundquist

Richard Lundquist

Food and Beverage Director
Target
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Asha Lundal

Asha Lundal

Principal, Food and Agribusiness
EY
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Christine Miller

Christine Miller

Principal, Food and Agribusiness
EY
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Emma Codd

Emma Codd

Global Inclusion Leader
Deloitte

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